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Grep Console How-to #8: Notifications

Grep Console 3.5 introduced the notification feature, designed to give you feedback about key information in your Eclipse console even if Eclipse isn’t currently your active window. This article gives an overview of how to use notifications. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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Grep Console How-to #7: Rewriting Lines

As of Grep Console 3.3, lines filtered to the Grep View can be rewritten. For example, information from your log4j output that’s irrelevant during development could be removed. Or if you put some keywords in your debug output solely to … Continue reading

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Grep Console How-to #6: Autostart Links

Grep Console 3.2 introduced links which can be clicked to perform specific actions, like opening an Eclipse editor or a web browser (see the previous how to for an introduction to links). Expanding on this concept, Grep Console 3.3 adds … Continue reading

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Grep Console How-to #5: Links

One feature I had been considering for Grep Console for a while was customisable links in the matched text lines. For example, HTTP hyperlinks could be rendered as links and open the browser when clicked. I abandoned the idea when … Continue reading

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Grep Console How-to #4: Filtering Output with the Grep View

During the four years since the first release of Grep Console, I frequently received requests for two features. The first was a way to export the Grep Console configuration and import it in another Eclipse workspace. That has been implemented … Continue reading

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Grep Console How-to #3: Capture Groups

Note: Grep Console 3.0 and 3.0.1 had a bug that caused some expressions to be created not quite as described here. This was fixed in version 3.0.2. If you still have an older version, please update before continuing with this … Continue reading

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Grep Console How-to #1: The Basics

Here’s the first of the promised posts about Grep Console’s features. I’ve decided to do these as simple how-tos, and this first one covers the basics of highlighting console lines. If you’ve never used Grep Console before, this should show … Continue reading

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