Open Source BareTail Alternatives for Linux

    BareTail is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small SPHW LogViewer iconSPHW LogViewer, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to BareTail and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to BareTail are Small glogg iconglogg (Free, Open Source), Small LNAV iconLNAV (Free, Open Source), Small in'side log iconin'side log (Free, Open Source) and Small klogg iconklogg (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jul 10, 2020

    • 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.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to BareTail.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in May 2017.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Reads complete file, no multi tab.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago 0 users agree and 1 doesn't

    • All log file contents are merged into a single view based on message timestamps.


    • Colorized real-time log viewer with remote tail over SSH support for Windows, Mac and Linux.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to BareTail.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • logg is cross-platform open source tool designed to view and search information in large log files.
    • 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.

      Discontinued

      logsniffer is no longer maintained.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

      Warning

      The link goes to a scam website now.

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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
    • Another free real-time log file monitoring tool. Made in Java.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Yata is a general purpose log viewer and file monitor with a nice pretty GUI.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • W3Perl is a free logfile analyzer for web, ftp, squid, cups, ssh, dhcp and mail server
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Xlogmaster is a program that lets you monitor everything that's going on on your system in a very quick and comfortable way. It allows reading logfiles, devices or running status-gathering programs, translating all data (if wished) and displaying.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Powerful terminal based viewer for JSON logs using ncurses.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux