tail for Windows

tail for Windows

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tail for Windows is 100% FREE UNIX/Linux like tail DOS Command for Windows. It can be used to display last lines of a file and trace/monitor file's change. You can also intercept a file from specified line no. into another file by using the redirection symbol (> or >>).

tail for Windows is portable software, do NOT need to install.

It is very easy to use, just extract tail.exe from the downloaded package (tail-for-windows.zip) and put it into c:windowssystem32 (c: = system drive, this path is recommended due to you can use tail DOS command without path setting).

It supports most options compare with UNIX/Linux tail command, so for UNIX/Linux skills, there is no more words to say. And there is a manual (manual.html) in the downloaded package, just read it to know all supported options.
Now, we give the following guides:
* After put tail.exe into c:windowssystem32 (c: = system drive), just press <Win + R>, type cmd, and then press <Enter> to open DOS command window.
* Now, you can use tail command.
* Common usage:
tail -f filename traces/monitors file's change.
tail -n filename displays the last n lines of the file.
tail +n filename displays the file tail beginning with nth line.
All above commands can generate a new file by using the redirection symbol (> or >>).

Key Features
UNIX/Linux Like tail Command for Windows
Displays Last Lines of a File
Trace/Monitor File's Change
Intercept a File from Specified Line No.
100% FREE
Portable Application
Very Easy to Use

If you need to trace file changes or you are a UNIX/Linux enthusiasts, it is very useful.


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tail for Windows
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Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista
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