May 2008 Entries

BareTail - Log File Monitoring Tool

I just recently started using BareTail (which is a free Tail for Windows) and I have to say it is fantastic at what it does. What is a tail? In Unix it is used to mean the end of the log file. The follow (-f) option translates into staying with the bottom, or tail end, of the file. BareTail is a Log File Monitoring tool that you can leave running all the time and it will refresh file changes without ever locking the log files. It has a tab for every log file you would like to monitor and it can be ......