Check out TextPad. I believe it opens for read-only and you can tell it to
wrap lines if you want for easier reading. I have been using it for about
seven years I think. Like Notepad on steroids :-)

Aaron Bartell

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On Behalf Of Paul Holm
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 5:24 PM
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Subject: Re: Java Log File Locking on System i


Yes, I am mapping a drive. I can open the file with NotePad but lines of
log data wrap and it becomes nearly unreadable. When opening the log with
wordPad I get the locked file exception. I can copy the locked
file and open the copy with WORDPAD but that is not convenient. It
seems that the iSeries JDK code behaves differently in terms of
locking than the Windows/sun JDK equivalent. It simply makes it a pain to
view log files. Perhaps there is a viewer that can both format nicely and
not lock. However, this makes it a pain for end user/customers to get some
special viewer.

As Walden indicated, notePad must open readOnly while WordPad opens for

Thanks, Paul

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