Grep Console

Compatible with: IntelliJ IDEA PhpStorm WebStorm PyCharm RubyMine AppCode CLion Gogland DataGrip Rider Android Studio
08.02.2017
344 856
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