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Old 08-31-2017, 10:08 AM
ekoranyi ekoranyi is offline
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Hi pencilhead,

SecureCRT does not currently support having two simultaneous log files.

I have recorded your idea in our database of SecureCRT feature requests so that the product director can evaluate it for possible inclusion in a future release.

Should a version of SecureCRT become available with this feature, we will be sure to let you know. If you would like to be notified directly please send an email to with "Attn: Eric Forum post 12797" in the subject line.

We do have a script available that attempts to provide the behavior you're looking for. I've included the script as an attachment. There are some limitations to this script, for
example it may not handle large amounts of data (thousands of line) well.

Using the provided script are you able to get the behavior you're looking for?

Another option may be to setup your log file names to use substitution options. It would look something like:


This ensures that each session would create a new log file, you could then right click on a session and choose Clone Session. This would open a new tab to the same device and create a new and separate log file. For your situation you would open a session to your device and it would automatically create a unique log file, when you wanted to have a separate log you would clone a new tab creating a new log file. At any time you could back to the original tab and resume logging to the same file.

Does this sound like an option that would work for you?
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