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As far a I know there is no real tail functionallity in IDEA. IntelliTail allows monitoring (tailing) any file as long as it is accessible from the pc running IDEA. I think IDEA is only capable of following output of processes started from within IDEA itself.

Bart

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Well, under Edit configurations I can add Log files to be shown in the console, and it looks like a tail function to me, but maybe I am mistaken...?


BTJ

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Ok, I checked it out.

One big difference is that the IDEA log file options displays entire log files, while IntelliTail displayes only the last X lines keeping the buffer to work with a bit smaller for huge log files.

Further, the filtering and highlighting in IntelliTail are more powerful then the ones provided by IDEA.

Bart

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Bart Cremers wrote:

Ok, I checked it out.

One big difference is that the IDEA log file options displays entire log files, while IntelliTail displayes only the last X lines keeping the buffer to work with a bit smaller for huge log files.

Further, the filtering and highlighting in IntelliTail are more powerful then the ones provided by IDEA.

Bart


If I am not mistaken, one of the big differences is that IntelliTail allows you to open and
close log file tails at will. The IDEA log file tail utility must be configured in advance
as part of a run configuration.

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Ok, I guess I'll have to install it and try... :)

BTJ

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Hello Bjorn,

tail that comes with IDEA doesn't not with J2ME Run Configuration.
Also it's possible to use IntelliTail, when you don't run any configuration
at all. For example, when you use ant script.

Andrey Eydelman


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Hello AndreyE,

Do you need log functionality for J2ME applications? If so I can add it :)
Should I?

Thank you.

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Anna Kozlova
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

Hello Bjorn,

tail that comes with IDEA doesn't not with J2ME Run Configuration.
Also it's possible to use IntelliTail, when you don't run any
configuration
at all. For example, when you use ant script.
Andrey Eydelman



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Hello Anna,

Hello AndreyE,

Do you need log functionality for J2ME applications? If so I can add
it :) Should I?

Thank you.

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Anna Kozlova
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


In fact, I need it to work with iDEN Motorola phone simulator.

I can't run this simulator from IDEA, therefore i build app and run it using
ANT script. I can run ANT script from IDEA of from cmd. And I like to view
log file without switching from IDEA to other application. That's where IntelliTail
helps me a lot.

Andrey Eydelman


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It's nice to hear some use cases for IntelliTail. I started writing it because I'm required to monitor several server processes (different servers on the network) and I do not like to switch views every 5 minutes and scroll back to check if something went wrong. Using IntelliTail inside IDEA actually gains me a lot of time.

Regards,

Bart Cremers

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