I hadn't suggested any other text editors because Paul specifically posted that he didn't want to install another editor: <quote> "However, this makes it a pain for end user/customers to get some special viewer." </quote> There are bunches of other editors that would do the job, most of them free. However, if his intent was to use only what was generally available on every Windows machine then his options were limited.


Herbert, John M wrote:

We use Textpad. It is notepad like, has the formatting of WordPad, but
does not have issues with file locking. Will also ask if you want to
update the open file each time the iSeries does an update to the log.
Google Textpad. Relatively inexpensive also.

Paul Holm wrote:

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
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 file.io/IFS code behaves differently in
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
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

Thanks, Paul

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