Tail Log Files in Windows

LogViewPlus gives you real-time log file monitoring with advanced search.


2 minute introduction to LogViewPlus

Tail and Grep log files with ease.

There is a good reason why Tail and Grep are standard tools in every developer's toolbox. These programs are great at helping you manage your log files. LogViewPlus does an even better job because it transforms log files into meaningful data. Viewing log files in LogViewPlus will unlock a new level of functionality way beyond tail and grep.

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LogViewPlus can...

  • Tail files in real-time like 'tail -f' in unix
  • Watch multiple files simultaneously in a single view.
  • Grep for matching text or regex
  • Tail remote log files with FTP, SFTP and FTPS
  • Auto-detect logging formats
  • Quickly open and analyze large log files
  • Similar to Tail and Grep, but redesigned for Windows
  • Transform your log files into meaningful data

Merge Log Files

With LogViewPlus, you can open as many log files as you need and press a button to combine them. Merged log file entries are automatically sorted by date so the information appears to be written by a single process. Merging log files can give you greater insight into how multiple processes are interacting with each other.

Merge Log Files

Quick Data Filters

Filtering your log files is better than searching because filters can be chained. For example, you can narrow your log file down to a particular thread and then search just within that thread. Filters can also be applied automatically while tailing the log file. This is similar to how tail and grep work, but completely redesigned for Windows.

Filter Log Files

Tail in Windows done right!

Tail Log Files

LogViewPlus processes real-time log file updates through functionality similar to the Unix 'tail' command which tracks log entries as they are written to the log file. This means you immediately see the new log entries in your log viewer. No need to mess around with a refresh button. Tail log files in windows like a pro. No command line required.

Tail Log Files From Anywhere

LogViewPlus includes built in support for technologies like SFTP, FTP, SCP, and SSL as well as mapped drives and Samba shares. Because the world is full of networks and often the log files you need do not exist on your local machine. Now you can read and tail all of your log files in Windows without starting a telnet session.

Tail Remote Log Files

Functionality way beyond Tail and Grep.

LogViewPlus is a full featured log file analysis program that can do so much more.
Check out some of our other great features and a our two minute overview video.