How to refresh content currently modified by external program?



  • Assume I have opened a (log)file with Notepad++

    I can see the current content.

    During the file is open another program is continously adding text lines to the end of the file.

    How can I tell NP++ to

    1.) automatically update the visible content to the current state every lets say 30 seconds?

    2.) How can I tell NP++ to update the visible content once on-demand by pressing a hotkey (e.g. F5)?

    Matt



  • automatically update the visible content to the current state every lets say 30 seconds?

    I think there use to be a plugin to monitor a document for changes. NppMonitor or something, not sure. But AFAIK this isn’t built into Notepad++ already.

    How can I tell NP++ to update the visible content once on-demand by pressing a hotkey (e.g. F5)?

    In the shortcut mapper you can assign a shortcut key to the “Reload from File” menu command.


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