PowerShell Log File Viewer

Just a quick post today with a great tip for viewing log files with Powershell.

Get-Content .alltheerrors.log -wait

This command shows the content of the file line by line, and the -wait switch updates the output whenever the log file is saved, giving you a live feed of logged info.

How cool is that!

For large log files, you probably don’t want to load the entire file, so you can use the -tail switch to limit the initial output to a specified number of lines.

Get-Content .alltheerrors.log -wait -tail 20

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