While trying to do the same (tail -f "!") I came across the same problem and found this thread.
What I'd like to to is to monitor log files with one click. Right now the only solution is to open a Putty session, browse to the path of the file in question and then tail -f.
I could imagine tree solutions:
1. Pipe the output of "tail -f" into the terminal window
2. Add a "follow" feature to the internal editor of WinSCP
3. Allow the user to set up an external tail program (e.g. http://www.baremetalsoft.com/baretail/index.php
), just like an external editor
Would there be any chance to have one of the solutions above added to the wish list? I have no particular preference regarding the solution.
Hm, thinking about it: a "add Putty session here" in the context menu of folders would also be a nice addition (just like "Command Prompt Here" on Windows).