Sometimes it’s not easy to find the incriminating message in a failed Jenkins job console output. I have found the Log Parser Plugin to be quite helpful–not only to highlight and link to error messages, but any messages you’d like. You can configure it to match any regular expression for one of three levels of log messages: Error, Warning, and Info. After a job has run, just click the “Parsed Console Output” link rather than the usual “Console Output“. There you will see a list of messages matching the Error, Warning, and Info levels along with links to jump to the line in the output. It’s very quick and easy and saves time on scrolling though console output to find a particular message.
Here is an example screenshot of a Parsed Console Output.