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Tail Logs using Powershell

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Tailing is to be able to read the logs as they are written. This method is mainly used in Linux terminals but PowerShell has a built in functionality that resembles it. In certain cases, user would like  to debug the issue with whichever process in a live manner rather than wait for the log to finish writing.


Tailing processes such as installation can really help understand which phase of the installation was taking long and where the issue lies.


Basic Tail

Get-Content {filename} -Wait

With Options

Get-Content .\Application.log -Tail 2 -Wait | Select-String “ERROR”