Hotkey Reference

This reference covers the keys used to control lnav. Consult the built-in help in lnav for a more detailed explanation of each key.

Spatial Navigation

Keypress

Command

Space

PgDn

Down a page

b

Backspace

PgUp

Up a page

j

Return

Down a line

k

Up a line

h

Left half a page. In the log view, pressing left while at the start of the message text will reveal the source file name for each line. Pressing again will reveal the full path.

Shift + h

Shift +

Left ten columns

l

Right half a page

Shift + l

Shift +

Right ten columns

Home

g

Top of the view

End

G

Bottom of the view

e

Shift + e

Next/previous error

w

Shift + w

Next/previous warning

n

Shift + n

Next/previous search hit

>

<

Next/previous search hit (horizontal)

f

Shift + f

Next/previous file

u

Shift + u

Next/previous bookmark

o

Shift + o

Forward/backward through log messages with a matching “opid” field

y

Shift + y

Next/previous SQL result

s

Shift + s

Next/previous slow down in the log message rate

{

}

Previous/next location in history

Chronological Navigation

Keypress

Command

d

Shift + d

Forward/backward 24 hours

1 - 6

Shift + 1 - 6

Next/previous n’th ten minute of the hour

7

8

Previous/next minute

0

Shift + 0

Next/previous day

r

Shift + r

Forward/backward by the relative time that was last used with the goto command.

Bookmarks

Keypress

Command

m

Mark/unmark the top line

Shift + m

Mark/unmark the range of lines from the last marked to the top

Shift + j

Mark/unmark the next line after the previously marked

Shift + k

Mark/unmark the previous line

c

Copy marked lines to the clipboard

Shift + c

Clear marked lines

Display

Keypress

Command

?

View/leave builtin help

q

Return to the previous view/quit

Shift + q

Return to the previous view/quit while matching the top times of the two views

a

Restore the view that was previously popped with ‘q/Q’

Shift + a

Restore the view that was previously popped with ‘q/Q’ and match the top times of the views

Shift + p

Switch to/from the pretty-printed view of the displayed log or text files

Shift + t

Display elapsed time between lines

t

Switch to/from the text file view

i

Switch to/from the histogram view

Shift + i

Switch to/from the histogram view

v

Switch to/from the SQL result view

Shift + v

Switch to/from the SQL result view and move to the corresponding in the log_line column

p

Toggle the display of the log parser results

Tab

In the log/text views, focus on the configuration panel for editing filters and examining the list of loaded files. In the SQL result view, cycle through columns to display as bar graphs

Ctrl + l

Switch to lo-fi mode. The displayed log lines will be dumped to the terminal without any decorations so they can be copied easily.

Ctrl + w

Toggle word-wrap.

Ctrl + p

Show/hide the data preview panel that may be opened when entering commands or SQL queries.

Ctrl + f

Toggle the enabled/disabled state of all filters in the current view.

x

Toggle the hiding of log message fields. The hidden fields will be replaced with three bullets and highlighted in yellow.

=

Pause/unpause loading of new file data.

Session

Keypress

Command

Ctrl + R

Reset current session.

Query Prompts

Keypress

Command

/

Search for lines matching a regular expression

;

Open the SQLite Interface to execute SQL statements/queries

:

Execute an internal command, see Commands for more information

|

Execute an lnav script located in a format directory

Ctrl + ]

Abort the prompt

Customizing

You can customize the behavior of hotkeys by defining your own keymaps. Consult the Keymaps configuration section for more information.