Key Details of Wintail Color

  • Put background and foreground colors on your Windows environment.
  • Last updated on August 26, 2015
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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This handy, freeware utility for intermediate to advanced users brings the Unix Tail command to Windows. Wintail is a DOS command-line program that displays a specific number of characters from a given text file. It's best used to monitor changing log and error files in real time. It doesn't include a help file, but in classic command-line fashion it displays all options when invoked alone. You also can set the background and text colors. Novices can pass, but Wintail's small size and ease of use make it a great addition to any system administrator's toolbox.

What's new in version 0.7

Version 0.7 supports Unicode files and now you can force interpretation of a file as Unicode, this version also supports window title to be full path of monitored file, and minor bug fixes.

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Full Specifications

April 15, 2008
Latest update
August 26, 2015
Operating System
Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Server, Windows 2000, Windows 7
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Developer's Description

Put background and foreground colors on your Windows environment.

This small program was developed to get a similar functionality of famous Unix program tail under windows environment. It does not aim to replace it completely. I added some additional functions like token search, background and foreground colors and like coloring for tokens. You need to have at least Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 to run this program.