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Linux / Unix tail command

function: delivers the last part of the file.

-f: Follow.

If the input-file is not a pipe, the program will not terminate after the line of the input-file has been copied, but will enter an endless loop, wherein it sleeps for a second and then attempts to read and copy further records from the input-file. Thus it may be used to monitor the growth of a file that is being written by some other process.

Tail4Win is a Windows port of the UNIX 'tail -f' command. Give it a try.

It is very useful for monitoring log files of server applications - e.g. Apache's error.log and access.log. or IIS, Tomcat, Resin log files.