Is there CLI support to read last N messages from Kafka topic or to read message at a particular offset ?
The log file generated for the topic has unrecognizable characters .When I tried to tail last message from the file , it listed many messages.
Or is it possible to read messages sent to topic in the specified time range ?
The only work around I found is to grep UTF-8 characters into a file :
cat 00000000000000000000.log | strings -n 8 > kafka_topic.txt