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    LogExpert

    LogExpert is a Windows tail program (a GUI replacement for the Unix tail command). LogExpert is free for non-commercial or commercial use. Summary of features: ...

    Open Source Windows

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    glogg

    glogg is a multi-platform GUI application to browse and search through long or complex log files. It is designed with programmers and system administrators in mind....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    mTail

    mTAIL is a Windows Program that works like the Unix Command TAIL. It's free, no ads, no pubs, no DLL... so enjoy !.

    Free Personal Windows

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    LogFusion

    LogFusion is a powerful realtime log monitoring application designed for system administrators and developers! Use custom highlighting rules, filtering and more. You can...

    Freemium Windows

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    Retrospective Log Analyzer

    Retrospective is a faster and better way for IT people to manage their enterprise log data on either Windows, Mac or Linux. It has been widely used by developers...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    SnakeTail

    SnakeTail is a Windows tail application for monitoring text log files. You can also monitor Windows event logs. Multiple window modes are supported (MDI, Tabbed...

    Open Source Windows

  • Tail for Win32 icon

    Tail for Win32

    Tail for Win32 is used to monitor changes to files; displaying the changed lines in realtime. This makes Tail ideal for watching log files. Tail has a plugin...

    Open Source Windows

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    Hoo WinTail

    Hoo WinTail is a real-time log monitor and log viewer for Windows like the UNIX tail -f utility. It monitors your log and captures output in real-time. It can be used...

    Commercial Windows

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    GamutLogViewer

    GamutLogViewer can be used for viewing and filtering log files of all types including Log4J, Log4Net, NLog, CSV files, files delimited with other separators, or plain...

    Freemium Windows

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    logsniffer

    logsniffer is a sophisticated open source web tool for viewing, monitoring and analyzing log data. It provides a modern and intuitive end to end web interface and log...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    JFollowTail

    Another free real-time log file monitoring tool. Made in Java. It's almost the same Baretail free edition but with the cappability of searching through the log...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • WinTail

    WinTail allows you to view the last 64K of a growing text file in real time under Win32 operating systems. It's a bit like using the "tail -f" command...

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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: https://github.com/pschweitz/DBITail/wiki

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

https://github.com/pschweitz/DBITail/releases

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

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dindn't find any alternative up to now

Comment by loona
about BareTail Jul 2011

i couldn't also find any alternative

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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.

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