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I haven’t done a completely exhaustive search on this, but I did try maybe three different options. And I found that BareTail for Windows is the winning tail tool.

Tail is a classic unix tool that allows you to monitor a text file, typically log files, in real time. Normally if you just open a log in notepad it won’t update itself, so you have to close it, open it, over and over.

There are some direct tail command line ports for Windows, but as is our Windows custom, we want a “rich” GUI version instead.

This one has colored highlighting as an option, plus tabs and some other nice features. It comes as a free version with a nag screen selling more powerful versions.

http://www.baremetalsoft.com/baretail/index.php 

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ps. We need this because doing Facebook app development is like Japanese Binocular Soccer

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