I am viewing text files (logs) with a massive ammount of data. I view them in a typical text editor like Scite or Geany, where the default view formatting is black letters on white background. What would help me immensely is this:
- Click Ctrl-F (or whatever shortcut) to specify a search pattern
- You get some sort of a dialog, where you can specify:
- The search pattern (regex or not)
- Text (font) color for the found matches (can be unspecified)
- Background color for the found matches (can be unspecified)
- Background color for the rest of the line where matches are found (can be unspecified)
- Once you click OK, your search pattern and the three colors are shown in a list with a checkbox, which you can then check and uncheck to show (or not) the colorization
Here is a quick mockup I've whipped up based on some logfile I found on the net, and the browser GUI of https://regex101.com/:
Anything like that out there? I should mention I use Ubuntu, and I'd prefer free & open-source software... - and that the logfiles I typically view are massive, in the range of megabytes, so a function to "skip/jump to next match" of a selected search pattern would be a life-saver...
Also, I guess this could be a plugin for an existing text editor, instead of a standalone application - I'm fine with that.