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Hoo WinTail

Hoo WinTail is a real-time log monitor and viewer for Windows like the UNIX tail command
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File size
1.6 MB
Release date
11 July 2011

Editor's review

Log files are basically, the textual record of all the activities related to the program or application to which it belongs. By viewing this log, the system administrator can get an idea about the occurrences of an application and it can be a very informative file if the application or a utility meets an error or gets crashed. But overtime, these log files can get very long depending upon the activities of the application in question and it may get complicated to view and infer anything from this log file. Thus you require an application like Hoo WinTail v. with the help of which, you can easily view the relevant log files.

Hoo WinTail v. is a shareware log viewing and log monitoring application for Windows operating system applications in real time, while the application is active. The utility of the program can be compared to the UNIX tail -f command with many more enhanced features. The program has an intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface) for viewing the fresh entries in the log file of an application or system and all the output debug information. Under the conventional means, you essentially require to load the whole log file even if you just want to view the last part of the growing file but this program can let you view only the relevant portion without requiring you to spend time in loading the entire file. The program can perform simultaneous monitoring of a number of log files and can also be minimized to system tray. This system tray icon can flash all the relevant information whenever you want.

Hoo WinTail v. is overall, a comprehensive and feature packed application for viewing the log files and analyzing it to spot out the relevant information leading it to score four points on the scale of five.

Publisher's description

Hoo WinTail is a real-time log monitor and log viewer for Windows like the UNIX tail -f utility. It could be used to view the end of a growing file. It is ideal for viewing application traces or server log in real-time. You can view the last part of a large file quickly without the need to load the entire file. Hoo WinTail could capture and display OutputDebugString (Windows debugging API) output as well. Hoo WinTail has many excellent features for debugging program and system administration: highlight filters, include and exclude filters, regular expression for filters, monitor multiple log files, bookmarks support, minimize to systray and flash systray icon to indicate new lines written and so on. Hoo WinTail is a file viewer only. It makes no changes to log files. It opens log files in read-only mode. When new lines are written to log file by other programs, Hoo WinTail reads the new lines and displays them.
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