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PDW LogBrowser

Easy browsing through PDW-logfiles

For some people it wasn't really difficult to search specific codes or messages in the PDW logfiles. But most people didn't really know how to. To make life a bit easier, Peter Hunt has written "LogBrowser" which does the searching for you!

Place LogBrowser.exe in the PDW subfolder "LogFiles" and when started, you'll notice 2 search options: capcode and/or text. But first you'll need to define the search locations, which can be a single logfile (such as a separate filterfile), or a complete folder, in which LogBrowser will search chronologically for logfiles with the date format 060104.log or 06jan04.log.

The search results will appear in the lower part of the window, and by clicking on the blue floppydisk they can be saved as a logfile for later review.


By enabling "FLEX Groupcalls" you will also get to see the complete groupcalls in which the code/text has been transmitted.
Ofcourse, only if your network uses FLEX groupcalls.


After enabling "FLEX Groupcalls", an extra option will be available : "Show all hits".
This option makes it possible only to show groupcalls, no groupcalls or all matches (default) :


It is not only possible to search for a capcode/text, but LogBrowser can also display the last x-lines of a logfile. This option is only available if the fields Capcode and Text are cleared. Beneath the searching locations, you'll see the options "Show" which allowes you to select the last 100, 1000 or 10000 lines, or the maximum amount that LogBrowser is able to display.


Other options

  • Most settings will be saved in LogBrowser.ini so the next time you'll use LogBrowser, it will start with the same settings
  • If FLEX Groupcalls is enabled, you can 'hop' from one groupcall to the next by hitting the spacebar
  • While searching, LogBrowser will show the current logfile, which can be very usefull when searching in a folder
  • Also, two counters will show up which keep track of the number of hits and the elapsed time during the search


The most recent version of LogBrowser can be downloaded here.


For support, please refer to the Forum.

History [click to expand]

Version 2.0 (13 March 2010)


Searching should be a bit faster now. When searching in a folder, you can also enter a start and end date which can also save some time.

Search in results

After searching, you will be able to search in the previous search results which allows you to refine your previous search.

F5 - Refresh

You can refresh "Show last xx lines" by pressing F5. This might be usefull when searching within a local network.

Version 1.1 (03 February 2007)


  • When saving the searchresults, it wasn't possible to save to an existing file
  • Minimizing the window wasn't possible
  • It was possible to resize the window, but it could also become to small, causing texts and options to disappear
  • When displaying the last x-lines of a logfile, no horizontal scrollbar would appear

More search options

To search more specific, you can now search for more than one text. If you want to seek all messages which contain "fire" and "London", you can use "fire*London". As you can see, they have to be separated with a '*'

You can enter as many texts as you want to, as long as you keep separating them with a '*' It is still possible to combine these texts with a capcode, so the search can be more specific. Also, you can search for messages which don't contain a certain text. In that case, the text needs to be preceded by an exclamation mark. If you want to see all messages which contain "fire", but don't contain "London", search for : "fire*!London" Above examples can also be used along with a capcode search, which will make it more selective. It can also be interesting to search for capcodes in which a certain text is not found. If you don't want to find messages containing "test", use : "!test".

IMPORTANT: The order of these texts is very important. They need to be in the same order as they can be found in the message(s), otherwise LogBrowser is not able to find them.

Version 1.0 (11 January 2007)

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