Posted By: Anonymous
I have to look at the last few lines of a large file (typical size is 500MB-2GB). I am looking for a equivalent of Unix command
tail for Windows Powershell. A few alternatives available on are,
Get-Content [filename] | Select-Object -Last 10
For me, it is not allowed to use the first alternative, and the second alternative is slow. Does anyone know of an efficient implementation of tail for PowerShell.
-wait parameter with Get-Content, which displays lines as they are added to the file. This feature was present in PowerShell v1, but for some reason not documented well in v2.
Here is an example
Get-Content -Path "C:scriptstest.txt" -Wait
Once you run this, update and save the file and you will see the changes on the console.