Monday, May 7, 2012

Linux Tools On Windows

There are several standard tools on Linux that are painfully absent on Windows. When you're forced to work on windows, here's a list of ways to cope.

(May 2012) Tail is available in UnixUtils. Just extract tail.exe from the zip and put it in a folder that's on your path.

tail -n 200 -f "C:\Path\File.txt"
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