Saturday, January 08, 2005

Tail.Net

Tail.Net is a simplified version of the GNU Tail application. It watches a file
for changes, and prints the changes in those files to the console.

Usage:
Tail.exe "Path To file to watch"


EDIT: All of my code is now here: http://code.google.com/p/utilsdotnet

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

File Snatcher

If you have a program that generates and deletes files, sometimes you may want to see what is in those files before the program deletes them. Trying to do this in Explorer can be very frustrating. I was trying to debug a problem one day and needed to peek inside some temp files that a program was rapidly generating and deleting. I whipped up this app to snatch a copy of these files as they are generated.

Usage:


FileSnatcher.exe (directory to watch) (directory to copy to) (filter [*.*])

Get it here.
To install, just unzip onto your machine somewhere.
Requirements: Microsoft.Net platform. If you have XP sp2, you have it, otherwise, go HERE
The code is here: http://code.google.com/p/utilsdotnet/