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Choose message display options

You can customize how messages are displayed in the console:

Apply highlighting options

This feature is available only in the registered version.

Use the highlighting options in Kiwi Syslog Server to specify a set of highlighting rules which will be applied to each message shown on the Kiwi Syslog Service Manager display. Highlighting rules are evaluated from the top-down, and any syslog messages that match a given rule will have the associated effects applied.

  1. Select View > Highlighting options.

    The Highlighting Options dialog box opens.

  2. Select the following options and click OK.

    Highlight Items

    Lists the highlighting rules that will be applied to each syslog message that is to be displayed, the syslog message field that will be searched, the string pattern that will be searched for, and the effect to be applied. Each rule can be activated/deactivated by respectively checking/unchecking the checkboxes leftmost on each row of the list. The list of fields available in the 'fields' drop-down box are the same as the fields that are available on the Kiwi Syslog main display grid. (ie. Date, Time, Priority, Hostname, Message). Highlighting rules can be added/deleted by clicking the buttons on the toolbar to the right of the highlights list. Rule precedence can be changed in this toolbar as well, by clicking the up/down arrows.

    That the first time you access the Highlighing Options, you may be prompted "No highlighting rules have been found. Do you want to create some default rules based on Syslog Priorities?". As the prompt implies, if you answer yes to this question some default rules based on Syslog Priority will be created for you.

    String to match

    The string pattern that will be searched for in the selected syslog message field.

    Regular Expression

    If checked, this option specifies if the string to match is a regular expression. See Regular Expressions.

    Invert Match

    If checked, this option specifies that the effect will be applied only if a match is NOT found.

    Ignore Case

    If checked, the search pattern (string to match) will be treated as case insensitive.

    Highlight Effects

    Select the desired formatting and icons.

    A set of default icons is supplied. You can add additional icons by dropping them in the <program files="files">\Syslogd\Icons</program> directory. The icon list is loaded at startup, so if you have added new icons you will need to restart Kiwi Syslog Server for the new icons to be displayed in this list.

Change the message font

You can select a new font name, style, and color to be used for displayed messages.

  1. Select View > Choose font.

    The Font dialog opens.

  2. Select the font options and click OK.

If non ASCII characters appear in the display as blanks or square blocks, it means that the selected font doesn't contain the required Unicode character glyph. If you have Microsoft Office installed, Arial MS Unicode includes all Unicode glyphs.

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