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BareTail Comments

tail over SSH from/to Windows and Linux 1 Helpful

Comment by pschweitz
about BareTail Jun 2016

You can checkout dbitail.

A Java tool I created, able to read local and distant log files using SSH. It is fairly simple to use.

Some more explanations:

Just download version corresponding to your operating system, of native jar release executable within your Java Runtime (requires java 8_40 or higher):

You can find a complete documentation (embedded with and in Github's page as well)


dindn't find any alternative up to now

Comment by loona
about BareTail Jul 2011

i couldn't also find any alternative


This tool is from 2006 and I still haven't found a better o ...

Comment by pigpen
about BareTail Jun 2011

This tool is from 2006 and I still haven't found a better one.