Application to create a log file?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by katybug, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. katybug macrumors newbie

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Seems pretty straight forward, just save a text document with a .log extension.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Some of the various text editors out there for the Mac make log file creation easier with the ability to auto-insert a date/time stamp.
     
  4. katybug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It doesn't really work like that in mac. I tried already and it didn't work so I was wondering if it was a mac issue or a user issue. Do you have experience making a log file that you can share?

    Can you make a recommendation?
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Yup! jEdit can do this. The command in the menu bar is Macros -> Text -> Insert Date.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    TextWrangler has an option for inserting the current date, and it's free. In TextWrangler's paid version, BBEdit (and might be possible from TW), you can write scripts to run at certain events, such as opening the file. That could potentially do what you need.
     

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