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Software engineer and general techno-geek. Interests include most aspects of software development from design through to deployment.

Especially interested in Agile methodologies (although my current employer chooses not to use them effectively), and tools that help me do my job well.

Occasional contributor to various open-source projects including CruiseControl.NET.


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comment Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen?
I'm marking this as the answer because it is probably closest to an "complete" solution. Having said that, I still have little confidence that it will actually work for our customers in part because they tend to be running tightly locked down systems and it is quite possible (if not likely) that the required execution policy will not be in place. I strongly suspect I will actually end up implementing a custom .NET application with GUI.
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comment Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen?
Unfortunately this answer falls short for two reasons. 1) PowerShell (and command line operations in general) are completely outside the comfort zone for over 90% of our customers. If it doesn't have a simple GUI we have discovered that they will just ignore the problem in the hope that it'll go away or magically be released in the next version or just stop using our product. 2) The script your provide only matches the expression. It does not provide the required N previous entries worth of context.
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revised Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen?
Added emphasis that I'm looking for existing tools. While quite capable of writing my own I don't want to repeat someone else's work unnecessarily! :-)
Nov
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comment Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen?
That would certainly work. I'm a C# guy myself, so I fully understand the concepts. I was just hoping that someone had already released a well polished utility, but it seems that DIY is the way to go right now. Thanks for the suggestion.
Nov
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comment Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen?
You are correct that it is indeed Windows. It may be a simple cscript to you, but in my searches (and I did search for about half an hour before posting my question) I was unable to locate anything that met the criteria mentioned above. If you have any pointers (or better results from your search engine of choice) I'd love to see them.
Nov
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comment Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen?
Yes, it is a RollingFileAppender, and we have already increased both the file size and number of files without any success. The main challenge is that the problem is occurring at one of the lowest level parts of our system and is generating a huge amount of data.
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revised Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen?
Oops. My bad. Didn't mention that it was Windows.
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comment How can I selectively take ownership of files and/or folders on a Windows 7 machine currently owned by a specific user?
The files and folders in question do not appear to have been associated with a group previously. They all appear to be associated specifically with my old user.
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comment How can I selectively take ownership of files and/or folders on a Windows 7 machine currently owned by a specific user?
I was thinking more along the lines of automatically mapping the items across to the "new" user because I keep running into new places where the current permissions are causing trouble. I probably could just take ownership of the entire D: drive... but that seemed a bit heavy handed. ;-)
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comment What port(s) etc. need to be open on a firewall to allow successful operation with BitBucket
Do you have any Anti-Virus software? Some of that (for example McAfee) has options to block "unauthorized" applications from HTTP/HTTPS.
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