Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Watch the folder redirect log live

If you've enabled the folder redirect log, you can watch it on a remote computer using the tail command and SED.exe.

Currently, the fdeploy.log (for XP anyways) stores the log as a binary file with a NULL character between each character. To clean up this output you can pipe tail.exe into sed and tell sed to delete the NULL characters...


The command to watch it is now:
tail -f \\gkwngq1\c$\WINDOWS\Debug\UserMode\fdeploy.log | sed "s/\x00//g"


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