The --output arguments controls what rhit outputs.

Here are the possible values:

  • tables: the default summary, as tables
  • raw: raw lines as they appear in the source log files
  • csv: CSV
  • json: JSON

All filters apply, but the choice of fields isn't applied.

For this documentation's screenshots, all outputs are filtered to keep 4 hits, by combining a date filter and a path filter: -p 'poisson-frit' -d '2023/08/21'.


Here's for example just the paths tables, with -a so that images aren't excluded:

export tables


Use rhit --output raw or rhit -o r

Without filter, this wouldn't be useful: this just unzips, sorts, and concatenates all log files.

While this may be useful sometimes when piped into another tool (log lines aren't loaded in memory, they're streamed as soon as read), this is mostly useful when used with filters.

export raw


For Comma Separated Values, use rhit --output csv or rhit -o c.

It's probable that you'll want to export to a file, though: rhit -o c > log.csv.


Use rhit -- output json or rhit -o j.

Here's for example piped to jq:

export jq