Debug output to a text file

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nagan
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Debug output to a text file

Post by nagan » Sun May 19, 2013 10:03 am

649b Win 7 X 64
I tried this Everything.exe -debug > out.txt as mentioned in the guide here. For some reasons always the file out.txt is not found alert always crops up. I even tried naming a empty text file in the said directory as out.txt. I could not get it...

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Re: Debug output to a text file

Post by void » Sun May 19, 2013 12:32 pm

Please confirm you are running the following from a command line prompt:

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Everything.exe -debug > out.txt
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Re: Debug output to a text file

Post by nagan » Sun May 19, 2013 1:10 pm

Ok. Got it thru command prompt. Seems there is some difference in running certain commands from the "run" box and the command prompt or I have not got it right yet... The debug mode I always run from the run box and it works.
The text file is created in the present directory in the command prompt. But nothing seems to have been written to it. After quitting the debug mode , when checked the file seems to be empty.

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Re: Debug output to a text file

Post by void » Sun May 19, 2013 1:16 pm

Redirection (>) only works from a command prompt (it will not work from Start -> Run)

There is an issue with 649b and redirecting the debug output.
Everything is currently allocating another console.
I will fix this for the next release.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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Re: Debug output to a text file

Post by nagan » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:00 pm

Now though 653b enables creating a text file , on closing debug after making a few searches, very little data seems to have been added to the output file.

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load localization
load everything icon
create mutex
mutex exists
shutdown
clean exit
kill

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Re: Debug output to a text file

Post by void » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:05 pm

Please make sure you exit Everything before running Everything.exe -debug > out.txt
Otherwise running Everything.exe while its already running will just focus the Everything already running and then exit.

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Re: Debug output to a text file

Post by nagan » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:29 pm

Sorry! The function works perfectly.In fact I was running only debugs , hence thought closing the debug window closes Everything. Might be the regular instance was already running at the time and it allows the debug instance with the window to start. It does not close the debug version.

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