Grep Console
for IntelliJ IDEA

Compatible with all products except MPS
08.02.2017
327 062
Allows you to define a series of regular expressions which will be tested against the console output or file. Each expression matching a line will affect the style of the entire line, or play a sound. For example, error messages could be set to show up with a red background.

Additional Features:
Filter/grep the console output into a new console tab
File Tailing:
- Main menu | Tools | Open File in Console
- Main Menu | Help | Tail (IntelliJ) Log in Console
- Project View ToolWindow | right click context menu | Tail
- Drag&Drop "Tail File" panel in main toolbar
- http and Windows context menu integration

Inspired by Grep Console plugin for Eclipse Used Remote call plugin implementation for http integration.

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Recent change notes


6.6 (2017-02-09)
- Tail tabs pinning (reopening with a project)
6.5 (2017-02-05)
- Grep sub-console improvements
6.4 (2017-02-04)
- ANSI support deleted, for IJ 2016+
- more strict performance checks
6.3 (2016-08-26)
- grep improvements
6.0 (2016-08-23)
- ability to filter/grep the console output into a new console tab
5.10 (2016-08-19)
- added Tail action to project tool view context menu
5.9 (2016-02-26)
- new IJ 15, 16 compatibility
5.8 (2015-05-12)
- less bright icon
5.7 (2014-12-25)
- Run action duplicated on a toolbar and in menu
5.6 (2014-11-3)
- tailing for PhpStorm fixed
5.5 (2014-10-31)
- allow automake while tailing
- foldings respect Enabled column
- npe fix for Mocha tests
- hopefully more clear settings
5.4 (2014-10-24)
- usable during indexing
5.3 (2014-10-21)
- file tail Rerun fix for IJ 14
5.2 (2014-09-24)
- added Delete key handling
- fixed NPE when settings dialog is opened more than once
5.1 (2014-09-19)
- foldings
- little performance improvements
5.0 (2014-09-12)
- IJ 14 API update
4.9 (2014-09-11)
- IllegalStateException fix
4.8 (2014-09-04)
- added Main Menu | Help | Tail IntelliJ Log in Console action
- various usability improvements
4.7 (2014-08-13)
- added Open Settings action into a console context menu, when there is no buttons bar
4.6 (2014-08-13)
- disabled statistics actions for incompatible consoles
4.5 (2014-08-11)
- settings improvements
4.4 (2014-07-15)
- organizing entries in groups
- added link to IntelliJ IDEA Reddit group
4.3.x.1 (2014-05-22)
- file path encoding fix
4.3 (2014-05-22)
- http and Windows context menu integration for File Tailing
- closing File Tailing without confirmation dialog
4.2 (2014-05-19)
- drag&drop main toolbar panel for tailing
4.1 (2014-05-13)
- console statistics bar fix
4.0 (2014-05-13)
- count of highlighters can be shown in status bar or console
3.9 (2014-05-04)
- enable Apply button in settings immediately after color change
- memory leak fix
3.8 (2014-04-24)
- PhpStorm File Tailing fix
- moved editor context actions into Tools
3.7 (2014-04-22)
- usability improvements
3.6 (2014-04-19)
- new feature: colorization of single words, not whole lines
- tooltips for settings table, right click menu
- donation button
3.5 (2014-04-19)
- added console buttons for file tailing
3.4 (2014-04-19)
- multiline output highlighting
- items are not filtered out if they match highlight item with higher priority
- improved color chooser
3.3 (2014-03-21)
- Match only first N characters on each line fixed for 1000+
0.1 (2012-11-13)
- Initial release
meo
09.02.2017
Works for me. Perhaps OS specific problem
05.02.2017
File paths with spaces used to work nicely with GrepConsole, now since recent update it completely disregards them and will display an ugly error message with "file://C:\Users\"... cannot be found. How can I have this working properly again? It is now very picky about what it highlights as a path it seems (which makes parsing log files much more difficult).
06.12.2016
Love it and works like a charm :) I use it with AppCode which makes iOS development ... tolerable ;)
15.09.2016
Would it be possible to also enable this plugin for the Analyze > Analyze Stacktrace view?
meo
27.08.2016
@crummy Yes.
27.06.2016
Very useful! One question - is there a way to exclude lines that match a pattern from appearing in the output?
lvh
24.02.2016
Thank you very much for this! Great plugin.
08.01.2016
this should really be part of intellij as standard
Anonymous
24.12.2015
Dosen't work in 15.0.2 version :(. Will there be an update to support this version?
18.06.2015
One feature request: would be great if it had a toolbar to dynamically provide an expression or search term to color and/or filter the console output (currently you can provide only static configuration)
20.09.2014
Get it. Use it. Love it. That's all there is to it. This plug-in will greatly improve your productivity and workflow. Period.
meo
28.08.2014
It is compatible, I can see it and you should see it, try refresh or something.
Anonymous
28.08.2014
is it work in 13.1.4 ? i can't find plugin GrepConsole. intellij in Browse JetBrains plugins think
meo
07.08.2014
Main Menu | Tools | Grep Highlight Editor
07.08.2014
is there an option to highlight the files open in editor - as opposed to console? Somehow I managed to, but cannot reproduce this now (IDEA 13.1.4).
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