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Solution Description

NTail: Log file 'tail' plugin for Eclipse. Features include:

  • multiple, independent view instances can be open at the same time
  • each view instance can host multiple log tail viewers
  • view instances can be opened independently in different perspectives
  • hyperlinks are active to open JDT editors

Allows watching host platform and plugin-in runtime platform log files at the same time. Useful to simultaneously watch the log files of a mutli-tier system. The same log file can be watched in separate viewers subject to different line filters.

Also works in Aptana (Ruby/Rails) and other Eclipse instances without an installed JDT.

Categories: Code Management, Logging, Tools

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: 2024-03 (4.31), 2023-12 (4.30), 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-03 (4.27), 2024-06 (4.32)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: Certiv Analytics

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Monday, May 7, 2007 - 09:42

License: Other

Date Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 00:05

Submitted by: Gerald Rosenberg

Date Ranking Installs Clickthroughs
July 2024 588/611 1 2
June 2024 0/0 0 12
May 2024 486/682 8 15
April 2024 573/687 4 8
March 2024 563/694 5 19
February 2024 495/687 7 280
January 2024 546/691 4 13
December 2023 500/671 7 12
November 2023 576/686 4 14
October 2023 651/673 1 19
September 2023 581/663 3 15
August 2023 517/673 6 13
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I've spend a few hours getting NTail 1.3.4 to work in Windows 64-bit Eclipse Kepler or Luna, but have no luck. I think there is a potential bug. However, this works in Linux 64-bit. Fortunately I have an old version (see version # below) laying around and it works fine with Windows 64-bit Kepler and Luna.

Windows 7 64-bit
NTail version #

I fear that NTail didn't make the transition to Kepler (Eclipse 4.3) very well. I just installed NTail and restarted Eclipse, but there is no section on the Preferences for NTail, nor is there an NTail view. Eclipse says it's installed, but it's invisible. I guess that shouldn't be too surprising, since there have been no updates to NTail in years.

In reply to by Todd Bradley

NTail works for me on Kepler. I'm using:
Version: Kepler Service Release 2
Build id: 20140224-0627

In Window->Show View->Other. Then in the Logging folder there is NTail visible. Clikc on in and the tab shows up. I've tested a few log files and all basic functions work as expected.

This is an excellent logging plug-in. Thanks Gerald Rosenberg!

This plugin does exactly what I need to have done. I've added it to Adobe Flash Builder, in order to view the flash player log file (debug player only).
It's perfect.
Easy to install, the right level of control. The hardest part is finding the location of the log file...