I used to tail my log files in the console/terminal with “$ tail -f somelog.log”. But this is not really working if you have Eclipse in fullscreen mode (in Mac OS X). I recently stumbled across a very nice plugin, which basically let’s you do the same thing in a “Window-View” just like the Console- or Outline view of Eclipse. The plugin supports also multiple log files, so you can easily switch between a debug an normal log file. Furthermore you can define some rules (word or regex-match) which then can, if they match, change the particular line’s back- and foreground color… exceptions can’t hide 🙂 To install this extension copy the following URL and go to Eclipse > Help > Install new Software and install the “Log Viewer Feature”. Restart eclipse and open the Log Viewer with Window > Show View > Other > Log Viewer. You then need to add all the log files you want to tail and create your custom rules (see picture for more infos). Please also visit and star this project on it’s Google Code site.
Category Archives: Mac OS X Software
Since there is no simple download button on the Apple website and there are no install DVDs available, reinstalling Lion might seem tricky. But you can re-download it from the Mac App Store.
- Open the Mac App Store
- Press Option Key (alt/⌥) and keep it pressed for some seconds
- While clicking on Purchased
I have recently been to the Zoo and took a lot of pictures. As lazy as I am, I didn’t immediatly copied the files to my laptop after getting home. As a friend of mine wanted to rent the SD-card after some time, I decided to take a _quick_ look on the pictures but I couldn’t find any picture not yet imported to the library. And so it happened, i formatted my SD-Card containing all my cute little animals. I tried some demo-commercial software to recover the files with success, but recovered pictures with the company logo was not what I was looking for. I finally stumble upon PhotoRec a free and open source tool for virtually any operation system. You can get a copy here. It’s a very simple command line tool with a step-by-step tutorial. It recovered all my files within minutes. So please give it a try!
Lion brings a new look to the Address Book and iCal. Since I’m not a real fan of the new skin, I was glad to hear that a little tool from 16-year old developer Fredrik W. called Lion Tweaks, is able to change it to the regular Apple Aluminum look. You can grab a copy here or download it directly from here. There are a lot more tweaks inside this tool, so see please check it out!
Since the recent OS update enabled fullscreen applications, all I wanted to do was using Eclipse in Fullscreen mode. But since the most recent eclipse release does not support this feature it seemed impossible. But now Alex Blewitt came to the rescue. In his recent blog post he describes what is necessary to make eclipse fullscreen compatible. So go ahead and read it here or open Eclipse > Install New Software > Add “http://github.bandlem.com/” and install the extension. Thanks Alex!