Questions & Answer

Frequently asked questions are already answered here. Please contact us for further questions.

Are remote files (like ftp) supported?

Yes! You can open files with the protocols http(s), ftp(s) and scp.

Can I store my credentials for remote files?

Yes — you have to set up an entry in “Settings -> Preferences -> Stored account” settings.

Add the first part of the URL and your credentials. If a matching entry is available (URL starts with the stored part) the credentials are loaded automatically.

The credentials are stored as encrypted strings (not readable).

Is it possible to see long lines with line breaks?

Yes and no. Breaking lines “inline” in the standard view is not supported – it has too many impacts on scroll behavior, line count calculation etc…

But there are 2 ways to see also long lines completely:

  1. The current line is displayed in the “Line content” view (one of the output windows).
  2. You can enable a “full line popup” window in the view’s local toolbar. If that is activated a popup window will be displayed by moving the mouse to the “non-content” area (line number etc.) of a line.
Is loxx related to Baretail?

No, but [loxx] is heavily inspired by Baretail. We loved Baretail, but unfortunate the development stalled and was discontinued. As we weren’t able to find a decent alternative, [loxx] was born.

What is the maximal file size loxx can open?

[loxx] can open really large files. There is no limit for the file size.
Only a small part file of the and an index table is loaded to memory.
For a file with 100 GB the memory usage is typically around 15 MB.

Why don’t I see delta times also with enabled “Show delta times” option?

Delta times can be displayed only if the time stamps in the file are matching one of the predefined patterns (Settings -> Preferences -> Date/time patterns).

You have to create a new pattern matching the date / time format in your file.