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.
# Monitor your application log, IIS log, Exchange Server log, FTP Server log, and so on
Hoo WinTail monitors log files and displays the last part of them. It supports all kinds of log files. You also can monitor multiple log files at the same time.
# Capture and display OutputDebugString output
It's very useful for debugging program. OutputDebugString is a Windows debugging API. You can call it in all kinds of programming languages (VC/VB/C++ Builder/Delphi).
# Highlight phrase as custom text color and background color
Let you easy to see some phrases you concern.
# Send notification emails for specific highlight phrases occurrence
This feature is very valuable for administrators and security personnel. Administrators can watch for known problem "phrases" in various log files and notify the support personnel if they occur. Security personnel can watch for known issues in various log files (e.g. firewall log) and notify the proper people if suspicious activity is noted.
# Write the line that includes designated highlight phrase to a specified file
If you want to monitor a server log to extract the information that was generated by a specific IP address you can just set that IP address up as a "watch phrase" and all activity for that IP address would be extracted to the specified file.
# Include and exclude filters
It's very useful to filter content that you don't want to see.
# Send a notification email if a file stops updating
If your applications write to log files regularly, the software will notify you by email if a log is no longer being written on.
# Open a batch of files on one click
Hoo WinTail supports file sets. The feature allows user to open a batch files just one one click.
# Easy to see new log data generated
Hoo WinTail will draw a red line to separate new text lines from old text lines when new data was captured and document is inactive or Hoo WinTail loses focus.
# DOS, UNIX and Unicode format log support
If you have these format logs you can monitor them using Hoo WinTail conveniently.