Turn Notepad++ into a log file analyzer
It’s always a pain to analyze log files using a text editor. The good news is that Notepad++ supports user-defined languages, so I wrote a custom syntax highlighter. I’ve kept it simple: green numbers, grey strings and custom colors for different log levels. But this little bit of color usage is a huge improvement while scrolling through tons of black text. Here’s how you enable it:
- Download this XML file
- Import the file:
Define your language...→
- Restart the application.
.log extension automatically use this syntax highlighter, but you can always activate it manually:
Log file. You can also adjust the colors and/or keywords using the same dialog, no XML hacking needed.