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10.5: Easily create Quick Look viewable log file aliases
Authored by: Mike Perry on Jun 26, '08 07:52:36AM

Handy tip.

I tried a sleep/awake, which generates a message in system.log. Console displayed that message, but QuickLook didn't. My hunch is that QuickLook is just displaying the log as a text file at the time you open it. Also, since QuickLook is showing the start of the file and new messages are likely to be off-screen at the end, you won't see them anyway.

If QuickLook allows it, it just might be possible to create something that makes QuickLook update as new log messages arrive, something that might have a lot of other bells and whistles such as coloring different messages differently.

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