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BareTail

BareTail is a real-time log file monitoring tool.

Features

Real-time file viewing

  • Optimised real-time viewing engine
  • View files of any size (> 2GB)
  • Scroll t...
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows
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What is BareTail?

BareTail is a real-time log file monitoring tool.

Features

Real-time file viewing

  • Optimised real-time viewing engine
  • View files of any size (> 2GB)
  • Scroll to any point in the whole file instantly
  • View files over a network
  • Configurable line wrapping
  • Configurable TAB expansion
  • Configurable font, including spacing and offset to maximise use of screen space

Follow tail mode

  • View the end of a growing file in real time, no matter how fast the file grows
  • Like "tail -f" on Unix systems, but with many more features

Tail multiple files

  • Simultaneously monitor multiple files for changes using tabs
  • Visual indication on each tab of file status and changes
  • Tabs may be positioned on any side of the window and oriented horizontally or vertically

Configurable highlighting

  • Lines containing particular strings can be highlighted to help you notice important text
  • Highlight colours are fully customisable

International character sets

  • Unicode
  • UTF-8
  • ANSI
  • ASCII

Many file formats

  • Windows / DOS text files (lines end in CR/LF pairs)
  • Unix text files (lines end in LF)
  • Microsoft IIS logfiles (and other files terminated with a string of nulls)

Flexible configuration options and storage

  • Many configurable user preferences
  • Preferences can be saved to a file, the registry or not at all on exit
  • Preferences are loaded from a file in the local directory, a file in the application directory or the registry (in that order)
  • Preferences can be loaded and saved at any time by the user, and shared with other users

Single small executable, no installer

  • No installation needed, start using the tool immediately
  • Small executable can be run from the network
  • Easy to temporarily install and then completely remove
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Discontinued

The latest version of the application is from November 2006.

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BareTail information

  • Developed byBare Metal Software
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • Alternatives38 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 3 comments and reviews about BareTail, and it has gotten 36 likes

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ryansmith1
  
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It's 2017 and I've still not found a more stable alternative than Baretail, which was last updated in 2006. It's spartan on features but it works.

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mommos64

Hi ryansmith1! I wrote an alternative by my self (I missed some features in baretail). So it would be interesting for what you think about it. You wanna have a try?

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pschweitz
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You can checkout in'side log icon in'side log .

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/insidelog/wiki

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

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

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

[Edited by pschweitz, January 22]

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

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Tags

  • Log Monitoring
  • file-monitoring
  • filesystem-monitoring
  • tail
  • logfile
  • system-utilities
  • real-time

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