Is it just me, or is there a reason for it?

Steve Lamb grey at
Tue Aug 24 04:25:49 UTC 2010

On 08/15/2010 10:38 AM, Tom H wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM, Steve Lamb<grey at>  wrote:
>> But yea, every time I have to dig through the event viewer in Windows I
>> just wanna shoot whomever thought that was a good idea. I wish it were a
>> simple text file I could grep.

> I've stopped keeping up to date with Windows but I'm sure that there
> is a way of running regexes through Win logs.

     Several people did offer good suggestions.  However they were based on 
the presumption that I had the ability to install software on the box and/or 
responsible for the logging of said box.  Neither is true.  Customers tend to 
get uppity when you install random software on their boxes and at the end of 
the day they are responsible for the logging of events on that box.  Most 
default to Windows' event viewer because not only do they not know better, 
they don't know of the event viewer, either.  ;)

          Steve C. Lamb         | But who can decide what they dream
        PGP Key: 1FC01004       |      and dream I do

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