Tail a Log File using Windows PowerShell



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In Windows, you can use the PowerShell to do the tail functionality. So, to execute this, following below commands,

• To view the bottom X number of lines from a log file.

Get-Content YOUR_LOG_FILE –Tail 30

• To get tail end of a log in real time.

Get-Content YOUR_LOG_FILE –Wait

• To filter the log using keyword.

Get-Content YOUR_LOG_FILE -wait | where { $_ -match “CRITICAL” }

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