Downloads of v 0.1.5:


Last Update:

25 Sep 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • sackerud


tail reading logs

Tail DotNet

0.1.5 | Updated: 25 Sep 2017



Downloads of v 0.1.5:



Software Author(s):

  • sackerud


tail reading logs

Tail DotNet 0.1.5

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install Tail DotNet, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Tail DotNet, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Tail DotNet, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade taildotnet -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade taildotnet -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure taildotnet installed
    name: taildotnet
    state: present
    version: 0.1.5
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'taildotnet' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.1.5'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: taildotnet,
    Version: 0.1.5,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller taildotnet
   Name     = 'taildotnet'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.1.5'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'taildotnet':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.1.5',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install taildotnet version="0.1.5" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 10 Jul 2020.


An implementation of the UNIX tail command written in .Net.
Typical usage is tail -f myLogFile.log

md5: EC0E2DD54144D6F6A317B7DAA715D418 | sha1: 62C2E04BBA8436912D9BCEC1EC4D4C7AFC843A47 | sha256: 4923528D3D18689D58FA30B3D822AB72A13BE21A57F13E0BC59B55B864424F7A | sha512: CCAF01F89FAB001EF2DED15B352E1DD2AB3967584A8720ACB7C6B7203240F9C896F7D46600B12E0E86B25B30779B1E5ED59CE97FB3F295AFB11D6391670265EF
md5: 12ABE1846E2D9FEF598062D5D43877BF | sha1: D0EB55555D03E3E6AFB6E58CF662DE9651BDC41D | sha256: 80FAED0986DE2CA737A6F92FF566AB5835B31D3D06DECAEB3CE30D611928E8EC | sha512: B014D2BC6C658E3021EB5E29A40ABBC2725CAB2B6A5E8B5D7E50527B9C228FC7A33C4745535DF6740CDF7C34114621B21A3B065A468EDCD19BFA42F7ED3F61C3
md5: 7D244FC7EAE34FC1DF48AEA07C99DADF | sha1: 3879939F49BB6ACAAE32655E0EDEEC74F401E4F9 | sha256: 1DDFA66D9BB01C87629159C015DE900CB8D462FCFE06D802A8D9ABA1E3A0CCD2 | sha512: ED1CC42F206F5E9E478D6822732EB3C40109D35BED0FA256662C79C02D4C90F5C6EA5F809CA6B3BFBF11FAACB5DC7A453C2B4FD8FA98DE5A1498812A0633285F
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
This package is published by the tailDotNet Project itself. The binaries are 
identical to other package types published by the project.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Tail DotNet 0.1.4 400 Monday, November 14, 2016 Approved
Tail DotNet 0.1.3 340 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Approved
Tail DotNet 0.1.2 344 Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Approved
Tail DotNet 0.1.1 308 Sunday, February 21, 2016 Approved
Tail DotNet 0.1 294 Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Approved

0.1.5 Bugfix for the --version parameter
0.1.4 Graceful shutdown when unhandled exceptions occur
0.1.3 Implementation of the -f (follow) and -n (number of lines to output)
0.1.2 Added support for exclusion and inclusion filters
0.1.1 Warnings are written in yellow in the console and errors are written in red
0.1 This is the first public release and the only way to use tailDotNet at the moment is from the command line

This package has no dependencies.

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