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Watched Folder and Rolling Log Files

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David Cottrell2
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I was wondering if this feature is intelligent enough to always load the most recent file. For example, If the naming convention has a date in the name of the log such as <ate>server.log and a new file is created every day with <new_date>server.log. Will logfusion detect this and load the more recent file?
Mar 31, 2014  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Right now the Watched Folders are pretty simple. When LogFusion is running, it will automatically open any new file that gets created in the Watched Folder (and matches the filter you specified for the folder). So if it loads a file called file1.log, then the next day, a new file called file2.log gets created, it will open that as well as leaving file1.log open.

Are you looking to have it automatically close file1.log when it opens file2.log?
Apr 1, 2014  • #2
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David Cottrell2
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Hmmm. That does not seem to be working. I have had the console running overnight and new log files were created overnight but the logfusion app did not pick them up.
Apr 1, 2014  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Could you attach a screenshot of the Watched Folder configuration, and also a couple of sample file names?
Apr 1, 2014  • #4
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David Cottrell2
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Apparently, it has picked them up since I posted this this morning. I will keep an eye on it and make sure there are no more "issues" either with the software or the user
Apr 1, 2014  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, glad to hear it! Sounds good
Apr 1, 2014  • #6
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Sun W. Kim
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Sorry to thread hijack. On a related note, if I have a SystemOut.log that rolls to new name at 11:59:59pm, how will LogFusion handle the new SystemOut.log that starts at 0 byte again for the new day?
Jul 8, 2014  • #7
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Sun W. Kim
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I wouldn't mind being able to ssh into my Linux box and tail my SystemOut.log in real time using LogFusion.
Jul 8, 2014  • #8
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LogFusion would just continue reading in the lines from the new log. As long as its the same file name, it should keep tailing it, even after it's been cleared on the file system
Jul 10, 2014  • #9
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Sun W. Kim
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Yes, you are right. My SystemOut.log (if I keep my PC running) keeps tailing even if the SystemOut.log rolls out to a new name.
Aug 7, 2014  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, so it's working as you'd expect then?
Aug 7, 2014  • #11
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gulbrain
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Quote:
Right now the Watched Folders are pretty simple. When LogFusion is running, it will automatically open any new file that gets created in the Watched Folder (and matches the filter you specified for the folder). So if it loads a file called file1.log, then the next day, a new file called file2.log gets created, it will open that as well as leaving file1.log open.

Are you looking to have it automatically close file1.log when it opens file2.log?


Picking up on this, and adding my original thought:
- Would it be possible to have the file that is opened in the Watched Folder also automatically pick up the column and highlight settings in effect for the previous (probably now dead) file in the same folder?

Often web server log files have a good few columns: maybe the column/highlight settings could be associated with a file name pattern, rather than just a file name ?
Oct 1, 2015  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The next version will actually have the ability to automatically apply Highlight Rules to logs opened from Watched Folders.

After that, we're planning to revamp the column configuration stuff which will make it possible to add them to Watched Folders as well
Oct 1, 2015  • #13
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