System and Application Softwares
Tools and Utilites
Tail.exe: monitor changes to files
Tail for Win32 is used to monitor changes to files; displaying the changed lines in realtime. This makes Tail ideal for watching log files.
A few features of Tail:
Watch multiple files in realtime
Detect keyword matches, and highlight occurences
Send mail notifications on keyword matches by SMTP or MAPI
Plugin architecture allows you to write specialised handlers
Can process files of any size on all types of drive (local or networked)
By default when you use tail on a file it will display the last 10 lines of the file. Change this with the -n switch (n stands for number of lines).
e.g. tail -n 20 myapplication.log
Use the -f switch to continually monitor a file (f stands for "follow").
e.g. tail -f myapplication.log
All writes to the file will also appear on the screen.
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