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Hi,

I'm looking for an application which can search through different logfiles and show the result in a pane below it.
Would Notepad++ be able to do this?

Please advise.
J.
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I don't believe so. It can Find All in All Opened Documents, and it can Find and Replace in multiple documents, but don't believe it can do what you are looking for.

Try Windows Grep instead.
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Depends on what "logfiles" you're talking about. If you mean the W7 event logs, then I have a suggestion. I'm a huge fan of NirSoft's (free!) utilities, which I've been using for many years:
http://www.nirsoft.net/

One of them is MyEventViewer:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

Scroll to the bottom of the page at the above URL for the download links. Note that there are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. It is a no-install/stand-alone executable — just unzip the file and run the EXE.

Also, if you're talking about event logs on other machines on your network, MyEventViewer allows you to view them, but you must have full admin access to the remote computer. To do this, use the "/remote" command line option and specify the name or address of the remote computer. For example:

MyEventViewer.exe /remote \\SmithComputer
MyEventViewer.exe /remote \\192.168.0.150

This blog entry explains how to get get full admin access to the remote computer:
http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/10/22/how-to-connect-a-remote-windows-7vistaxp-computer-with-nirsoft-utilities/

In any case, it shows the results in a pane below the entry, as you requested:

MyEventViewer
Regards, Joe
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
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I think both of our answers answered the question.
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I think both of our answers answered the question.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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> an application which can search through different logfiles and show the result in a pane below it.

NirSoft's MyEventViewer, the solution I posted in <http:#a40589038>, does exactly that for the W7 event logs, which, upon reflection, must be the "different logfiles" that the asker means (the Topic of the question is Windows 7). If anyone can explain how/why that isn't enough information to confirm an answer, I'll be happy to discuss it. Regards, Joe
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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Update: I hadn't seen Phillip's post until after I submitted mine, but I just followed the Windows Grep link that he posted and it certainly looks as if it, too, does what the asker wants. So I agree with Phillip — both of our posts answered the question. Regards, Joe
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janhoedt,

I've accepted the two Expert comments.

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With zero points.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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SouthMod,
Thanks for doing that — much appreciated! But curious why the Points show as 0? Regards, Joe
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We do! Thanks again!
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by:NVIT
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FWIW...

If you're searching text files - the OP never clarifies what the logfiles are, notepad++ does show the search results in a separate pane (bottom default), including the filename and line number. You can also copy the results and paste it somewhere.
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