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Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 8113
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015 - 02:15 pm:   

From the support mailbox:


Also note that opening WAPGW-yyyymmdd.LOG or RADIUS-yyyymmdd.LOG for searching is sometimes quite impossible due to file size (GB size). I don’t know if you have a recommended way to launch a search on it ?

For viewing the logs, and looking for specific information, I frequently use the FIND command, but it is slow. I use that primarily when using remote access to a system. I'll frequently redirect the results to another file like this:

FIND "1234567890" WAPGW-yyyymmdd.LOG > extract.log

That said, my favorite resource for viewing and searching log files is the V file viewer from It is very fast with extremely large files.


Bryce Norwood
Now SMS/MMS Support

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