This page documents command-line usage for the Query command


Logiqctl query - query "sudo cron" 2h
Logiqctl query command [command options] [application names, relative time]
next, n query n
help, h Shows a list of commands or help for one command
--end_time value, --et value Relative end time. (default: "10h")
--filter value, -f value Filter expression e.g. 'Hostname=,;Message=tito*'
--output value, -o value Set output format to be column|json|raw (default: "column")
--start_time value, --st value Relative start time. (default: "10h")
--tail, -t Tail the data without paginating (default: false)
--help, -h show help (default: false)
--version, -v print the version (default: false

Historical queries

Historical log data can be queries using logiqctl. Filters allow the user to specify a time range, filter criteria like application name, matching patterns etc.

For e.g. to query all wordpress logs within the last 2 hr, one would pass the application names and the start time for the query

$logiqctl q --st=2h wordpress
2020-04-21T13:46:56Z |debug |fluentd-2k2j8|wordpress-app-5cd484b46c-krkhq|wordpress|user| - - [21/Apr/2020:13:46:53 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 1832
2020-04-21T13:46:56Z |debug |fluentd-2k2j8|wordpress-app-5cd484b46c-krkhq|wordpress|user| - - [21/Apr/2020:13:46:51 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 1832
2020-04-21T13:46:47Z |debug |fluentd-2k2j8|wordpress-app-5cd484b46c-krkhq|wordpress|user| - - [21/Apr/2020:13:46:43 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 1832
2020-04-21T13:46:42Z |debug |fluentd-2k2j8|wordpress-app-5cd484b46c-krkhq|wordpress|user| - - [21/Apr/2020:13:46:41 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 1832
2020-04-21T13:46:37Z |debug |fluentd-2k2j8|wordpress-app-5cd484b46c-krkhq|wordpress|user| - - [21/Apr/2020:13:46:33 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 1832
2020-04-21T13:46:16Z |debug |fluentd-2k2j8|wordpress-app-5cd484b46c-krkhq|wordpress|user| - - [21/Apr/2020:13:46:13 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 1832
Atleast 1423 records remaining... Enter `n` or `next' to continue.

Output formatting

The query output formatting can be controlled with the --output option. Three values are allowed - raw, column and json

$logiqctl q postgres --st 1h --output json

The above command returns the data with each row of data formatted as JSON.