VIEWing multiple files possible?

Aug 2, 2011
Berlin, Germany
Hi all,

if I understand it right, view should be able to view multiple files:

Purpose: Display the contents of files.

Format: VIEW [/A:[[-|+]rhsadecijopt /A /B /E /FIX /FLAT / GB /H /L /L:n ?LEN:n /O:xx /P /R /S:xx /T /TEXT /VH /W] file ...

file One or more files.

See also LIST.

File Selection

Supports command dialog, attribute switches, extended wildcards, ranges, multiple file names, and include lists.

>ver /r

TCC  13.00.23   Windows 2008R2 [Version 6.1.7601]
TCC Build 23   Windows 2008R2 Build 7601  Service Pack 1
Registered to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

>dir /k dhcp*.log
02.05.2011  15:49           5.253  dhcp-errors_Mon.log
29.10.2010  12:08         126.101  dhcp_Fri.log
01.11.2010  07:47          71.584  dhcp_Mon.log
28.10.2010  13:51         139.403  dhcp_Thu.log
           342.341 bytes in 4 files and 0 dirs bytes free

>view dhcp*.log

view starts with the 1st file in the list,
but HOW do I get view to show me the other ones?
"File next/previous" is grayed out and tab/shift-tab doesn't work either!

Am I too dumb or did I misunderstand something?



Staff member
May 14, 2008
> if I understand it right, view should be able to view multiple files:

It should, but there seems to be something wrong in the latest build. I can
reproduce the problem in the 32-bit Take Command. The 64-bit version seems
to work until the 32-bit version runs, then neither work.

It's out of my pay grade; I've passed it on to Charles (the V developer) to
May 26, 2008
It should be Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown but it's not working in 13.00.23 x64 for me. It used to work in an older build.
Aug 2, 2011
Berlin, Germany
thank you,

build 26 fixed the problem for me. I can now VIEW multiple files with ctrl-pgup/down.


update :

can please someone verify if the search function in VIEW is working?

e.g. my files contains lines with the string "NACK"

>findstr /i nack dhcp_Thu.log
15 10/28/10 07:17:09 NACK <NULL> 001E33E186AF,
15 10/28/10 07:17:09 NACK <NULL> 001E33E186AF,
15 10/28/10 07:17:09 NACK <NULL> 001E33E186AF,
15 10/28/10 10:38:12 NACK <NULL> B482FEECCF32,
15 10/28/10 10:38:12 NACK <NULL> B482FEECCF32,

but "view /s:nack dhcp_Thu.log" positions on the beginning of the file, not on the first hit.

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