RE: tail -f for windows

From: Andre van Winssen <>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 19:31:35 +0200
Message-ID: <000c01c9dbcc$52b53b30$f81fb190$_at_com>

In 11g I use adrci for that:
Adrci> show alert -tail -f
but of course this sort of tail -f is limited to the files supported by adrci.

I used to carry a tail.exe with me everywhere where there was oracle on windows, very handy.


-----Original Message-----

From: [] On Behalf Of Tanel Poder
Sent: zaterdag 23 mei 2009 18:29
Subject: tail -f for windows

I don't find the original thread anymore, where someone asked whether there's a tail -f available for Windows. Such command exists in the windows resource kit as well:

C:\oracle\admin\WIN92\bdump>"c:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\tail" -f alert_win92.log
Completed: alter database open
Wed May 20 23:17:23 2009
Restarting dead background process QMN0
QMN0 started with pid=9, OS id=2116
Thu May 21 23:36:36 2009
Thread 1 advanced to log sequence 52
  Current log# 3 seq# 52 mem# 0: C:\ORACLE\ORADATA\WIN92\REDO03.LOG Sat May 23 00:42:12 2009
Thread 1 advanced to log sequence 53
  Current log# 1 seq# 53 mem# 0: C:\ORACLE\ORADATA\WIN92\REDO01.LOG Sat May 23 19:22:19 2009
Thread 1 advanced to log sequence 54
  Current log# 2 seq# 54 mem# 0: C:\ORACLE\ORADATA\WIN92\REDO02.LOG ^C


Tanel Poder


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