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I have setup in a Windows Server 2008 a syslog server using NXLog I've configured some routers in the network to send syslog messages (RFC 5426) to the server (UDP 514) and it's working great, saving all the messages in C:\Syslog\devices.log.

In Linux servers I can monitor the syslog log file using the command tail -f /var/foo/bar/syslog so I could see incoming events. What would the equivalent in Windows Server that support displaying the incoming messages? I just don't want to reload the file in any file editor, wait to open the whole log (when I just care about the tail), and scroll to the bottom, that's it.

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This question really has nothing at all to do with syslog.

This has already been covered here: Convenient Windows equivalent to tail -f logfile?

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and much like most of the answers in the linked question, the answer is to download the windows port of tail.exe and use tail -f just like you normally would. – Mark Allen Oct 23 '12 at 23:35
Thank you, but yes, it does, I wanted a tool that could support syslog format highlight, but somehow that is against stackoverflow policies. – Havok Oct 23 '12 at 23:36
That sounds like a feature (again) of the tail executable(s) that you are looking for, and not actually a feature of the syslog server in any way. – mfinni Oct 24 '12 at 3:05

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