Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I want to live monitor a logfile generated on a remote linux host with a windows tool.

I'm looking for something like:

$> ssh remoteserver 'tail -F /var/log/err.log' | tool.exe

But on Windows. Sadly there is no way around it.

tool.exe supports reading from stdin.

Any ideas on how to accomplish this without hacking an ssh-connection directly into tool.exe?

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted
$> plink.exe remoteserver 'tail -f /var/log/err.log' | tool.exe

does the trick (plink.exe is from puTTY toolset)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.