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Ad-hoc error reporting with Rollbar CLI

Ad-hoc error reporting with Rollbar CLI
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We just coded up a quick tool to send Rollbar messages from the command line. It’s useful for quick, one-off monitoring scripts that you don’t have time to instrument with one of our notifiers.

To install, just pip install rollbar and you’re done.

e.g. Tracking all non-500s as WARNINGs from HAProxy

tail -f /var/log/haproxy.log | awk '{print $11,$0}' | grep '^5' | awk '{$1="";print "warning",$0}' | rollbar -t $ACCESS_TOKEN -e production -v

e.g. Watch failed login attempts

tail -f /var/log/auth.log | grep -i 'Failed password' | awk '{print "error user ",$11,"failed auth from ",$13}' | rollbar -t $ACCESS_TOKEN -e ops

More info on how to install and use it can be found here.

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