POPFile Message Capture
Utility 0.0.56 (43 KB zip file)
Updated 25 September 2004
By default POPFile runs invisibly in the background. Some POPFile
status, warning and error messages can only be seen if POPFile is
configured to display the console window (DOS box). On some systems
this console window may close when POPFile exits which can make it
difficult to make a note of any error messages. Messages can also
be lost as the console window normally only has 25 lines available
and messages can scroll off the top of the window (e.g. some of the
POPFile startup messages disappear).
- Since the 0.22.0 release, the Windows version includes this
utility and installs it in the POPFile program folder. The 1.0.0
release ships with v0.1.6 of this utility
The POPFile Message Capture Utility has been created to
make it easy to capture all of the console messages output by
POPFile. Instead of displaying the console window used by POPFile,
the utility hides the console window and displays the messages in a
scrollable window. The
contents of this scrollable window can be copied to the clipboard
(using the right-click menu) and then saved in a text file.
Although the Windows installer for 0.22.0 (or later) installs
this utility in the POPFile program folder, it is not normally
used. If you just want to capture the messages occasionally, you
can use the
msgcapture.exe program instead of the
shortcut created by the installer to start POPFile (the installer
runpopfile.exe to start POPFile).
Note that for versions of the utility earlier than 0.0.55 the
msgcapture.exe /timeout=0 should be used.
Win9x users should use the
pfi-run.bat file created
by the installer in their 'User Data' folder to run the Message
Capture Utility - further information on how to do this is included
in the zip file.
If you want to use the Message Capture Utility instead of the
DOS box normally used for console mode, simply make a copy of the
msgcapture.exe file (in the POPFile program folder)
and call the copy
Now every time you use the installer-created shortcuts (or
runpopfile.exe) to start POPFile the Message Capture
Utility will be used if you have selected console mode. This
feature will also work on Win9x systems. So now you can use the UI
to control whether or not the Message Capture Utility is used. To
go back to using the DOS box all you have to do is delete the
The Message Capture Utility is compatible with POPFile 0.20.x
and 0.21.x installations created by the Windows installer, though
in some cases a small batch file may be required (details are given
in the zip file).