Tail for Win32
This is the homepage of Tail for Win32 - the Windows version
of the UNIX 'tail -f' command.
Tail for Win32 is used to monitor changes to files; displaying the
changed lines in realtime. This makes Tail ideal for watching log
Tail has a plugin architecture, which allows notifications
to occur when certain keywords are detected in monitored files.
At the moment a MAPI plugin is available, and work is in progress
on an SMTP version.
A few features of Tail:
Watch multiple files in realtime
Detect keyword matches, and highlight occurences
Send mail notifications on keyword matches by SMTP or MAPI
Plugin architecture allows you to write specialised handlers
Can process files of any size on all types of drive (local or networked)
A number of downloads are available:
The binary package: a precompiled version, ready to
go out of the box. The ZIP file contains the runnable EXE and a readme.
The source package: everything you need to build and modify Tail
The 'Devel' package: a snapshot of my development version at the time of the upload.
Only download the 'Devel' package if you don't mind sofware that doesn't really 100% work...
Please go to Tail's SourceForge
project page to download.
If you find Tail for Win32 useful, then why not donate a little to show your appreciation.
Even a small amount will be very gratefully received! If you're happy to leave a comment when
you donate, I'll add you to the supporters page.
Alternatively, why not keep my iPod or bookshelf happy with an item from my Amazon wishlist? (I dread to think what that list says about me!)
Tail is OpenSource and is licensed under the GPL. In a nutshell, this allows you to
give Tail away free or for a cost, but to do so you must also give the source away with