I've been working with a tomcat based web app recently which generates its own logs. Working from within windows I'd be stuck using cygwin to tail my server logs. I found myself wondering if there was a better way to do it. A bit of research later and I can across NTail for eclipse.
Available from certiv its actually quite useful
A point to note once you get the window added to eclipse you need to do the following to configure. It might just be me but I didn't think this was immediately obvious.
There you go lovely logging in the console window !