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Tail is a famous linux command to read latest lines of a text file, usually used to read live a log while a program is writing into the file. If you are a windows user you would like send remote commands ssh to a linux box, for example to read a log file without open an interactive linux session using for example Putty.

Well ! the program plink.exe can execute remote command on linux box and capture the output.

So I created my batch file with all needed parameters to run Tail and read a specified log file.

Here an example

plink -ssh -l root -pw mypassword "tail -f /var/log/system.log"

 Of course plink can be used to other tons of commands. I think you have enough fantasy to use it in the best way you want ;-)


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