BareTail from Baremetalsoft is a free Windows tool that allows you to view large log files in real-time. It displays new entries immediately after they were added. BareTail doesn't load the complete file before it is displayed. This way you can work with very large files without any delays.
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Another nice feature is its highlighting function. BareTail highlights lines in the log file with a certain color if it contains the string you specified. You can use different colors for multiple strings and monitor multiple files simultaneously using tabs. The status of each file will be displayed on the tab.
BareTail supports all important character sets and file formats. You can work with Windows and Linux files. I usually monitor log files on Linux machines with BareTail. You can use SFTP drive , for example, to connect to a Linux box, and monitor changes to log files simultaneously on your Windows desktop.
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BareTail is free, but there also is a professional version for $35 which has more features. BareTailPro supports regular expression search, interactive/incremental search, filters and many more.