File capture not working anymore in v2.0.0?

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File capture not working anymore in v2.0.0?

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One of the changes that came with v2.0.0 was to make the "Wait for Termination String" in the "Capture File Options" independent of time stamps so that this option can be used without adding timestamps to captured data. This setting used to be on by default, but for 1.9.1 and earlier it only applied when timestamps were turned on. Any settings saved in v1.9.1 most likely had this option turned on by default. The unintended side effect of this is that any connection settings used for data capturing to file will not actually capture any data to file unless the specified termination string is contained within the received data. If this affects you, simply turn "Wait for Termination String" in the "Capture File Options" off.

You might wonder why I changed this, since for most cases it only makes sense to wait for termination characters when timestamps is enabled so that timestamps are only added to complete lines of received data. This was requested by some users and is actually useful for data logging where someone might use a different application to monitor the contents of the log file for changes and to perform data processing outside of CoolTerm. In those cases it’s important to only update the log file when a complete data set has arrived. Such termination characters can be used as separators between data points.
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