New Grep Console release: 3.2

A new version of Grep Console is out, with new features and a bug fix.

Edit link dialog


  • Multiple matches per line – Expressions may now match multiple substrings per line. Previously, only the last match in a line was recognised. Thanks to Tiogshi Laj for suggesting this feature.
  • Links – Expressions and capture groups may now be assigned links. These links will be executed when the matched substring is clicked on while the CTRL key is pressed. Different link types can be used to open text files or Java types in the Eclipse editor, open URLs in a browser or execute scripts and system commands. Thanks to Angel Ezquerra for suggesting this feature.
  • Pattern help – The expression dialog now contains a web link to the Java Pattern API documentation (explaining the regular expression syntax).

Bug fixes:

  • Configuration XMLs were exported using a wrong encoding on Windows. Thanks to Tiogshi Laj for reporting this issue.

For installation instructions, please see here. As always, feedback is welcome.

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3 Responses to New Grep Console release: 3.2

  1. Jordi says:

    First of all, thanks for all your work. I’m a big fan of grep console! A must in every eclipse installation!

    Recently I have tried the last 3.2.0 version and I found my log is being very laggy, so I reinstalled again the 2.0.4 version. I know we can configure at “preferences” the lenght of the lines to check with the reg. exp. but, why to configure this, if version 2.0.4 performs better and requires no configuration?

    Thanks again, your work is awesome and help us a lot!

    • Sorry for this. Apparently some changes in the expression matching code (rewritten for the previous release) caused this. The performance seems to vary very much depending on the used expressions. I’ve made some changes to the matching code which seems to give better performance numbers with my setup. Please try the new version (3.2.1), which hopefully will fix the issue for you as well.

      • Jordi says:

        Recently, I had to reinstall my eclipse from scratch and installed grep console 3.4.0 version and works perfectly. Predefined patterns are very useful! Thanks again for your work :)

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