Fandom

How To Wiki

Read windows log files in nix

1,795pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

How to read a log file that was created and edited within a Windows environment (OS)

(not necessarily the .evt or .evtx files, <-- I have to confirm this Fleetwoodta (talk) 20:28, June 24, 2014 (UTC) )

use the iconv tool.

iconv -f unicode <filename>

The argument (main argument/value in that command line) is the path to the file that you want to perform the conversion operation on.

NOTE: This does NOT alter the actual contents of the file (in ram, nor on permanent storage). This simply streams the output of the file and before it reaches its destination, converts it to another character set / encoding.


Read more about character encodings / character sets (charsets) : "Character Encodings Demystified" by Dillon Woods.

man iconv Edit

The user manual (or documentation / Help guide reference) to iconv utility/app/program:

at ManPagez

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki