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Noam

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External Logging and Status Monitoring
« on: October 29, 2010, 09:58:29 AM »

I would like to see a way for AHP to write the Activity logs to external files, in a format that would be readable later on. Currently, the cmdhst.xx files are in a format that is unreadable, and are therefore useless when trying to reconstruct logs from a few weeks ago.

If the logs could be dumped out in real time to a file in CSV, XML, or RSS format, for example, I could then use a regular backup utility to archive them, and I could go back and look at the logs from a certain period of time, which can be useful for testing new macros, or for froubleshooting. It would even be possible to write a separate utility watch them for certain "triggers", and do stuff based on those events (independent of AHP!).

At the same time, it would be nice if there were a way to dump out, again in real time, the current status of all modules and flags. Rather than have to open up AHP, and click on the reports (or press F3, as I found), I could leave the page open, and just refresh it to see the current status.

I know there are third-party utilities that will create their own command history by watching the activity, but it would be helpful if there were a way to track "internal" actions, too (such as flag status changing, etc).
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 12:26:13 PM »

Heyu has external logging  ;)
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 12:28:53 PM »

Heyu has external logging  ;)

But it doesn't work with the CM15A. I'm looking for something that will run on my Home Automation PC (Windows 7 pro, 64-bit), using my existing CM15A, and will not interfere with the operation of AHP.
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 01:30:30 PM »

It will be here in 1-2 weeks, I am just finishing it up and getting ready for final testing.
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 02:01:56 PM »

PC Companion will log X10 activity as will many thirdparty software!
And most will work with the cm15a and AHP.
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 02:57:28 PM »

PC Companion will log X10 activity as will many thirdparty software!
And most will work with the cm15a and AHP.

Yes, but PC Companion is either $20 or $30, depending on the version you want.
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 03:44:51 PM »

Mine will be free, with PayPal donations appreciated!
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 02:55:38 PM »

PC Companion I believe will still log even in the crippled (trial) state.
However it was just a suggestion, X10SW, ihouse,x10dispatch will do it (no donation required)
I think X10 wavplayer did it too!
looking in the thirdparty software section will find lots as well as the links to them.
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 05:53:31 PM »

PC Companion I believe will still log even in the crippled (trial) state.
However it was just a suggestion, X10SW, ihouse,x10dispatch will do it (no donation required)
I think X10 wavplayer did it too!
looking in the thirdparty software section will find lots as well as the links to them.
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I used X10dispatcher for years, but I couldn't get it to install on windows 7, and the person who wrote it seems to have disappeared.
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 06:33:50 PM »

I used X10dispatcher for years, but I couldn't get it to install on windows 7, and the person who wrote it seems to have disappeared.
You must be running 64 bit.
Many older programs fail to install on 64 bit and if they do they don't run.
I myself have been trying to contact the author without success. :-[
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2010, 06:48:45 PM »

 rofl
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2010, 10:21:00 PM »

You must be running 64 bit.
Many older programs fail to install on 64 bit and if they do they don't run.
I myself have been trying to contact the author without success. :-[
Yup. 64-Bit.
Let me know if you find anything.
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2010, 01:32:54 AM »

I myself have been trying to contact the author without success. :-[
I don't talk to myself out loud either!  rofl
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2010, 07:39:24 AM »

I myself have been trying to contact the author without success. :-[
I don't talk to myself out loud either!  rofl
I'm not the author of X10Dispatcher, I wish I could take credit for it!
However Dave did teach me how to program and helped me create AlertDialer  ;)
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Re: External Logging and Status Monitoring
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2010, 09:48:24 AM »

WOW!  I take my  rofl back then!  I always thought you were the creator Tuicemen.  Sorry, now I'm  rofl at me!
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