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  • Logging Per Session

    I have recently turned on the logging feature of BC because I want to have a history on my main backup.

    The problem is that this logs every use of the program. I have a few other sessions for misc. syncs and use also use BC to compare various folders occasionally. These also appear in the log and make extra junk that I have to wade through when I want to check something.

    Is there a way to have separate logs for each session or to be able to turn on logging only for specific sessions?

  • #2

    Sorry, we do not support this automatically within the graphical interface. You can right-click the log pane and Save a specific log after a task, or if you are using BC Scripting you can use the "log" command as the first line of the script to save a specific log file of that script call.

    If you create a new Portable Install, this install could run your specific syncs and log to a different location automatically. Please note a Portable Install should be placed in a location with read/write access like c:\Tools\Beyond Compare 2\, and cannot be within Program Files on Windows.
    For BC2, you can find portable setup instructions here:
    Aaron P Scooter Software


    • #3
      Thanks for the ideas. The portable install is worth considering.

      For me the "save" option would be a pain because I would inevitably forget on occasion and the scripting option would nullify my whole reason for using BC - being able to visually see what's going to happen with a sync before it's done.

      This is definitely a feature you should consider adding to BC. Even something as simple as an on / off option on the Options > Log page, allowing you to append the session name to the log file name would be sufficient.


      • #4
        Thanks for the feedback. I'll add it to our Customer Wishlist.
        Aaron P Scooter Software