Log Manager Utility – A necessary update

Flexible clean up and backup of log files A user reported an issue where wildcards would not work with the -LogsPath switch. This was due to me adding incorrect validation to that option. To fix this I have removed the validation and should now accept wildcards as before. Please accept my apologies for this error,... Continue Reading →

Log Manager Utility – A minor update, but an important one

Flexible clean up and backup of log files This is a minor update to my Log Manager Utility - there was a switch alias which was conflicting with a variable and preventing the utility from running correctly. The previous command line switch of -LogPath is now -LogsPath.   Version 20.03.11 'Cow' The previous command line... Continue Reading →

Log Manager Utility – Major Update

Flexible clean up and backup of log files I've completed a lengthy and much needed overhaul of Log Manager Utility. I've added a few new features including one suggested from a user. Please be aware that this new version is not backwards compatible with the previous versions and you will need to reconfigure it before... Continue Reading →

E-mail Anywhere In Your PowerShell Scripts

In my previous scripts I've included a function to send log files to an on-premises Exchange server. I've now put together an example script to improve this function to send emails to external e-mail providers, for example: Office 365, Outlook.com or GMail.com. This new code is designed to support many different requirements: No logging at... Continue Reading →

Log Manager Utility

Flexible Clean Up and Backup of Log Files Log Manager Utility can also be downloaded from: The Microsoft PowerShell Gallery GitHub Please consider supporting my work: Sign up using Patreon. Support with a one-time payment using PayPal. If you’d like to get in touch with me please leave a comment, send me a tweet or DM,... Continue Reading →

Automating Chatty Maintenance With PowerShell

Chatty is a popular chat application for streaming site Twitch.tv. It is generally used for interacting in channel chat rooms as well as logging, running scripts, and live statistics. Due to this feature set, some users run it 24/7. One problem that exists is that the logs don't get separated, even if the program is restarted, the log continues on in the same file. Over time this log file can get rather large. Additionally Chatty needs to exit gracefully to save any configuration changes.

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