Feature request: Export/import of filters in plain text RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I really like the concept of filters which can be saved for future import/export. Unfortunately, the export is in a binary format, and I find that limits how useful they are to me. By virtue of exporting in a binary format none of the below are easily possible:

    • Trivial diff of modified filters (esp. when committed to a VCS)
    • Easy copying & editing of exported filters + subsequent import
    • Simple "clean-up" of filters that have evolved in a troubleshooting session

    By the latter I mean by the end of a troubleshooting session you may have a complex set of filters, particularly path exclusions to reduce noise in the trace, which aren't logically sorted in any apparent way. That can be addressed with the ProcMon Filter UI, but it's fairly painful for a number of reasons. The UI could be improved to make this easier, but a plain-text import/export function would provide the means to do so alongside the other mentioned benefits.

    Sunday, November 3, 2019 12:34 AM