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is there a 'tail' like software in MS windows?





xcloudy
Hi all,
I like the 'tail' program in linux, which I always use it to monitor log files. Is there a similar one in MS windows Question

Thanks.
Diablosblizz
I believe you're talking about the Event viewer. There is one in Windows XP which can be accessed via:

Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer

Then there you go, Event Viewer!
Agent ME
The "tail" program shows the last lines of a text file, or can be used to watch text written to a file as it is written.

Googling "tail windows" brings up http://tailforwin32.sourceforge.net/. If that's not what you want, you could probably find a better match by googling yourself.
aningbo
how about keyloggers? there are many loggers out there which will give u every detail of the event in the computer. there are loggers that can actually log only the stuffs u wanna know... anywayz google for more answers and softwares
surdy
I assume aningo is asking for the tail (view) functionality and not the log functionality.

if you want tail command in windows you can use Windows 2003 Resource Kit
Windows XP does not come with this tool so you can use the Windows 2003 Resource Kit

the link http://malektips.com/xp_dos_0001.html explains how to do that
hope this helps

cheerz Very Happy
xcloudy
Thanks guys.

Both the tailforwin32 and Windows 2003 Resource Kit fits my needs.
I don't want a log event monitor but a text viewer like 'tail'.

thanks for all your responses.
surdy
good that you got your answer

Cheerz!! Very Happy
Halford
Hi, even if your post is very old, I hope to add a useful suggestion to you and all the people that are reading.

Each time I need to tail and/or perform a sort of grep-like operation parsing the log files of my company servers, I use to run "WinTail" application. It's compatible with most of the Windows operating system variants, and it's compatible with 32 and 64bit. It implements several useful features like rows highlight, email reports of the searched terms in the file ecc....

You can download it here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/wintail/

Or here:
http://www.tailforwindows.org/

I hope I was helpful to some of you Very Happy
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