Tool or solution to monitor a log file and forward each line as it appears

Hey there,

I am trying to find a tool that can monitor a logfile, and as new lines are entered, append that line to another file.

The reason I ask is that the logfile is automatically rotated (i.e., deleted) periodically, and I want a master log file with all log file entries.

Thanks!

Dodger42Asked:
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rsivanandanCommented:
What kind of log file ?

Cheers,
Rajesh
Dodger42Author Commented:
Spitting out of a game server. But format of logfile shouldn't matter, as the lines dont need processing. Each line should be simply appended to the master log.
rsivanandanCommented:
Get the 'tail' command for windows and do this;

http://www.codeproject.com/tools/Tail_for_Win32.asp

Open up a command prompt at the location where the log file is being put and do as below;

tail -f >>Masterlog.txt

Done, minimize the dos window and you're done. Tail basically reads all the data that is written to the *last* of a file and using the above combination, you can send them right into the masterlog.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
Rajesh

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