What is monitoring used for? btw, it would be beneficial to have an organized wiki for notepad ++. Is there such a thing?
What is monitoring used for?
If you happen to know linux,
tail -fin the menu entry and toolbar hover-over text tells you. If not, it’s not very helpful. :-) For files that are updating frequently (like the log file for a background process – server log, or debug output for some other program, or some such), you often want to watch the file as it grows; the monitoring feature will have Notepad++ poll the file frequently, and if it changes, it will reload the updated file into the editor and scroll down to the last screen.
it would be beneficial to have an organized wiki for notepad ++. Is there such a thing?
Yes and no. No, there isn’t a wiki (there used to be, but it was locked down / frozen years ago due to spam, so the documentation was hopelessly out of date; a few months ago, when Notepad++'s webserver changed hosts, it was finally deleted). But there is a collaborative github project where a new, more up-to-date documentation set can be found: this announcement post gives the links both to the temporary home for the rendered version, and the github repository for the markdown source for the docs.
The final link leads to the same place as the earlier link; I think this is the one you wanted for your final link: https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/npp-usermanual
However great those documents are, there is currently no mention of “monitoring” in them.
The final link leads to the same place as the earlier link
Whoops; apparently I didn’t copy/paste correctly. Yes, that’s the URL I meant.
there is currently no mention of “monitoring” in them.
I guess I should have made it more clear that the new documentation is more up-to-date, but not complete.
I did take a look at tail -f via “man tail” in Linux. seems like it would have very good application in big data.