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Release 3.50a 2006-11-02 What's new?
Win32 (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista)

Free Version - baretail.exe (220k) Licence
- Startup splash screen cannot be disabled

Registered Version - Only $US 25 Licence
- Option to disable startup splash screen

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Product Overview

A free real-time log file monitoring tool

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  • Real-time file viewing

    • Optimised real-time viewing engine

    • View files of any size (> 2GB)

    • Scroll to any point in the whole file instantly

    • View files over a network

    • Configurable line wrapping

    • Configurable TAB expansion

    • Configurable font, including spacing and offset to maximise use of screen space

  • Follow tail mode
    Follow the tail

    • View the end of a growing file in real time, no matter how fast the file grows

    • Like "tail -f" on Unix systems, but with many more features

  • Tail multiple files
    Tail multiple files

    • Simultaneously monitor multiple files for changes using tabs

    • Visual indication on each tab of file status and changes

    • Tabs may be positioned on any side of the window and oriented horizontally or vertically

  • Configurable highlighting
    Configurable highlighting

    • Lines containing particular strings can be highlighted to help you notice important text

    • Highlight colours are fully customisable

  • International character sets

    • Unicode

    • UTF-8

    • ANSI

    • ASCII

  • Many file formats

    • Windows / DOS text files (lines end in CR/LF pairs)

    • Unix text files (lines end in LF)

    • Microsoft IIS logfiles (and other files terminated with a string of nulls)

  • Flexible configuration options and storage
    Flexible configuration options and storage

    • Many configurable user preferences

    • Preferences can be saved to a file, the registry or not at all on exit

    • Preferences are loaded from a file in the local directory, a file in the application directory or the registry (in that order)

    • Preferences can be loaded and saved at any time by the user, and shared with other users

  • Single small executable, no installer

    • No installation needed, start using the tool immediately

    • Small executable can be run from the network

    • Easy to temporarily install and then completely remove

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