How to export FB log to a text file?

I wish to view the generated log file as a text file (so I can use Beyond Compare to look at FB runs to spot differences easily). I changed the logging export format to text but the fbl8 file is still created as binary. How can I have the performed actions as a text file please?

There are 3 options for exporting the log as text.

  1. Use the Export Log to file Action
  2. In the UI, on the Build History view - select the build you want to export and use the tool bar buttons
  3. With fcmd, use the command line option to export the log at the end of the build

-exportlog|-ex:<exportlog> Export Log to a file at the end of the build (file extension determines format)