Stream your now.sh logs to your terminal
Step 1 Install the node module
npm install now-logs --save
Step 2 Come up with a secret key and require the now-logs module
Step 3 Install the cli tool
npm install now-logs -g
Step 4 See the realtime logs using your secret key
That's it! Logs will stream to your terminal
What is realtime logging?
Realtime logging allows you to see your server's output (stdout and stderr) as the program outputs them.
However, there is no persistence. The logs are not stored anywhere and there is no history to look at.
Why not loggly/papertrail?
These are both incredible services and you should be using them. now-logs is a simple logging system that can be used before utilizing these tools.
Where do I get my secret-key?
The secret-key is just a string you come up with. This will allow you to privately see your server logs.
Is this open source?
Yes. Check out the code of now-logs on GitHub and contribute.
How does it work?
now-logs uses websockets to stream all output of your server to the now-logs-server hosted at logs.now.sh. The server then streams the logs to connected now-logs clients.
While it is not required, you may host your own private now-logs-server. Learn more on the now-logs-server GitHub page.
Is this affiliated or endorsed by zeit.co?
No. This is my personal project, built in the spirit of the now eco-system.
Who made this?
Tal Bereznitskey. Find me on Twitter as @ketacode.