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LogExpert is a Windows tail program (a GUI replacement for the Unix tail command).

Summary of (most) features:

  • Tail mode
  • MDI-Interface with Tabs
  • Search function (including RegEx)
  • Bookmarks
  • A very flexible filter view and possibility to filter to tab
  • Highlighting lines via search criteria
  • Triggers (e.g. create Bookmark or execute a plugin) via search criteria
  • Columnizers: Plugins which split log lines into columns
  • Unicode support
  • log4j XML file support
  • 3rd party plugin support
  • Plugin API for more log file data sources
  • Automatical determine columnizer with given file name and content (Experimental)
  • Serilog.Formatting.Compact format support (Experimental)


Follow the Link and download the latest package. Just extract it where you want and execute the application or download the Setup and install it

Or Install via chocolatey

choco install logexpert


  • .NET 4.7.2


This is a continous integration build. So always the latest and greates changes. It should be stable but no promises. Can be viewed as Beta.

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How to Build

  • Clone / Fork / Download the source code
  • Open the Solution (src/LogExpert.sln) with Visual Studio 2017 (e.g. Community Edition)
  • Restore Nuget Packages on Solution
  • Build
  • The output is under bin/(Debug/Release)/ Requirements

  • Chocolatey must be installed
  • Optional for Setup Inno Script 5 or 6

Pull Request

  • Use Development branch as target

FAQ / HELP / Informations / Examples

Please checkout the wiki for FAQ / HELP / Informations / Examples


Windows tail program and log file analyzer.




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