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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Powershell: Ping with timestamp, logging and tail

I include a refernce to the page where I found out how to timestamp each ping request at the bottom of this article.

This code excerpt will timestamp each ping request, redirect it to a log file and then we can use the get-content command to look at the contents of the log file as it is written to (like tail in linux)

filter timestamp {"$(Get-Date -Format o): $_"}
ping servername -t | timestamp > c:\temp\logging.txt
#tail log
Get-Content c:\temp\logging.txt -wait

To tail in powershell

Get-Content c:\temp\logging.txt -Tail 10 –Wait

Returns last 10 lines,  -wait will then wait for new entries



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