Django Log Files Viewer documents

Django Log File Viewer.

This is a PYPI package django-log-file-viewer documents.
Github repo:


Useful to add log files view functionality to your Django admin web site.
Instead of using database log files storage, it gives you ability to store/view log files through GUI.
It requires a directory with Django log files to function. E.g. directory structure:

$ project_dir/logs/:


To parse/display these log files you need:

1. Install an app and add it to your INSTALLED_APPS section:

    # ...
    # ...

2. Set UP 2 django variables in

LOG_FILES_DIR = '/path/to/your/log/directory'
    # Relative or static path string of your log files directory.
    # I recommend using more pythonic way of defining tis with os module. E.g. :
    # LOG_FILES_DIR = os.path.join(APP_PATH, 'testdata', 'log')
    # where APP_PATH is your app's/project's path.

LOG_FILES_RE = '(?P<date>\d{4}-\d{2}-\d{2} \d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2},\d{3})\s\[(?P<type>[A-Z]+)\]\s(?P<message>.+)'
    # Is a regex to parse your log file against. It completely depends of your Django logging settings.
    # And table column names (in a parsed logfile) depend from group names you provide in the regexp.
    # E.g. for Django logging server to parse with this regexp you need to have log, as in example
    # django_log_file_viewer/testdata/testing.log file.

    # to produce this log I've added this formatter to my website.
    #'formatters': {
    #    'verbose': {
    #        'format': '%(asctime)s [%(levelname)s] %(message)s'
    #    },

3. And add urls to your main urls section:

urlpatterns = patterns('',

    # Include this before admin to enable app admin url overrides
    # Note url must be the same as admin
    # This is required step
    url(r'^admin/', include('django-log-file-viewer.admin_urls')),
    url(r'^admin/', include(,

    # To view with custom views:
    # Optional step
    # Will ad urls like
    url(r'', include('django-log-file-viewer.urls')),


  • Add pagination to both log files list and log file content



  1. Nice Work!

    Nice to have: Browsing files by name :)

  2. Running Django 1.8.6 I get this error:

    LookupError at /admin/ No installed app with label 'django_log_file_viewer'.

  3. Running django 1.10 i get this error: from django.conf.urls import patterns, url
    ImportError: cannot import name patterns.
    It's still available this project?


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