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Trowser: a Less alternative on MS Windows

After bringing down a system by using vi on a huge logfile I've taken the habit of using less to view logfiles. Unfortunately I don't know of a less version that's useful on a window system, the 80 character limit of a console application makes the GNUWin version rather useless.

Trowser, the Trace browser offers a nice alternative to less. It runs under wish, the TCL window shell.

You can get trowser from . Extract the files, it's generally easier to use directories without spaces in the name so I use c:\apps as directory. I used the ActiveTCL to run it .

Usage:  C:\temp>C:\Tcl\bin\wish85.exe c:\apps\trowser-1.3\trowser.tcl database.lg