watchDirectory Help > Task History
The Task History program lets you view the output of your tasks. You can start the Task History
program from inside the watchDirectory Control Center by pressing CTRL+ALT+V
or by clicking the Task History button on the toolbar of the Control Center.
Below is the first screen that shows when it starts.
This screen shows all the tasks you have configured - just one in this example - and some basic information for each task. To view the messages for this task, you can either
- Double click it
- Select the task and press Enter
- Select the task and press CTRL+Right Arrow
- Select the task and press ALT+Right Arrow
- Select the task and press the "right arrow" button on the toolbar
You will now be presented with the screen that shows the messages for all "runs" of this task (as shown below).
All messages have a "message type" assigned to them, varying from "debug" to "error". You can filter this message type column by clicking the "D" (debug), "I" (info), "W" (warning) and "E" (error) push buttons on the toolbar. Debug messages are only written to the history database if you have enabled debug messages for this task.
To view messages about the events handled by this task (new files etcetera), use one of the same methods as above to "click through" to the next screen.
This screen shows all events that are handled by this task. You can "click through" one more time to see messages specific to each event.