# Just how to check a windows log documents in actual time?

There is a currently inquiry that inquires about opening up a huge log files.

Yet my purpose is various. Exists any kind of application that checks a log documents and also updates as it is upgraded in live?

System: Windows XP/2003/2008 web server

[Update] this is fairly convenient for a fast monitoring (many thanks to Ckarras's answer)
Quick screen shot of PowerShell type -wait (type is a pen name for get-content)

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2019-05-07 08:17:03
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If you are making use of eclipse there is a totally unwell plugin called Log Watcher

It sustains numerous documents, plus shade highlighting.

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2019-05-21 03:22:00
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I commonly do this with TextPad. It has the alternative to check that a documents has actually been changed. It is an alternative to either instantly upgrade the window or to motivate you whether you intend to refill the documents.

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2019-05-11 21:45:58
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I enjoy the Kiwi Log Viewer. They were simply gotten by Solarwinds - - I think the item is still offer for sale (or possibly they're offering it away absolutely free currently? They're distributing a couple of various other Kiwi items).

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2019-05-10 19:56:08
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I have actually had all the best with the windows program mtail. It does a really wonderful work of monitoring an energetic log. You can set up plenty of alternatives yet as a whole I have actually located the defaults function quite possibly.

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2019-05-10 19:46:46
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Like tail -f file.log?

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2019-05-09 03:05:05
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" tail - f logname"?

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2019-05-09 03:01:18
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You do not state which system you're making use of, yet on Unix - like systems the tail command does this:

tail -f /var/log/messages


In reality there are executions of tail for Windows additionally (eg. unxutils).

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2019-05-09 02:59:41
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If windows is your point you can attempt Tail for Win32.

modify : Another choice I simply located is TailXP. It's free, yet not opensource. Looks ok from the summary yet I have not attempted it.

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2019-05-09 01:59:05
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I make use of Notepad++ as my default full-screen editor on all my systems, and also it has the wonderful incentive of having this constructed - in - simply go Plugins - > Document Monitor - > Start to check. You can additionally make use of File - > Reload from disk to by hand refill it.

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2019-05-09 01:45:09
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If you install Cygwin on your Windows equipment, you can run tail

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2019-05-08 01:40:44
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I've been making use of BareTailPro for some time, and also have actually been really happy. It hasn't been upgraded in some time, yet it still fulfills my demands. There's additionally a free variation.

Below's several of the attributes :

• View documents of any kind of dimension (> 2GB )
• Configurable highlighting
• Monitor numerous documents all at once
• High-performance search algorithm
• Regular expression message search
• Filter tail setting (include or exclude lines )
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2019-05-08 00:25:24
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Actually, Log-Expert does what you desire, plus a great deal of wonderful attribute

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2019-05-07 23:10:32
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