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    Open Source BareTail Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to BareTail is LogExpert. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to BareTail and 17 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to BareTail are glogg (Free, Open Source), LNAV (Free, Open Source), in'side log (Free, Open Source) and SnakeTail (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

    1. LogExpert is a Windows tail program (a GUI replacement for the Unix tail command). LogExpert is free for non-commercial or commercial use.
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      Most users think LogExpert is a great alternative to BareTail.
      aktiniya Supports regexp! Stores filters and highlightings! The best alternative to BareTailPro! The only BareTailPro feature that it miss is outputting filtered test while entering filter. This feature saves the annoying push on "search" button. But! It stores the last view and shows it on reopen! I liked it a lot, and BareTailPro doesn't have it :) Glog has no regexp search, so it loose :)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      It supports filtering the tail of the log in real time, supports regex, colorizing, additional addon's to interact and Columnize the output
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      zorglups Allows: - Filter for selection - Word mode temp highlight - Line mode temp highlight - Complex highlighting rules in both word and line mode, foreground and background. - Highlighting rules based on filename patterns. - Recognize columns. - Filter to new tab. - Time computation. - Time sync between tabs (even with possibility to induce deltatime (when timesync is not enabled between 2 hosts)). - Fuzzy search - And so many more
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    2. 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. glogg can be seen as a graphical, interactive combination of grep and less.


      Last update was in May 2017.

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      Most users think glogg is a great alternative to BareTail.
      Reads complete file, no multi tab.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago


    3. All log file contents are merged into a single view based on message timestamps. You no longer need to manually correlate timestamps across multiple windows or figure out the order in which to view rotated log files.
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    4. Colorized real-time log viewer with remote tail over SSH support for Windows, Mac and Linux.
      Almost everyone thinks in'side log is a great alternative to BareTail.
    5. 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, Floating).
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    6. logg is cross-platform open source tool designed to view and search information in large log files.
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    7. Tail for Win32 is used to monitor changes to files; displaying the changed lines in realtime. This makes Tail ideal for watching log files.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
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      • Self-Hosted
      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 viewer to keep an eye on all your logs - in one place and in real-time.


      logsniffer is no longer maintained. Last version, 0.5.6, released in July 2016, can be still downloaded from GitHub.


      The link goes to a scam website now.

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    8. A multi tail for Windows, designed to follow log files, highlight, search, filter, and much more. Embeded JSON viewer, XML extractor, send log to mail, save to file, etc. Part of QuickManager or as a stand-alone tool.
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    9. 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 file. And without a bothersome screen asking you for buying the product.
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