Tail Command (Linux)

Options:

  • -f :
  • -n, –lines=Koutput the last K lines, instead of the last 10; or use -n +K to output lines starting with the Kth
    • Note: the ‘+’ has a significance.
      • If there is no ‘+’,  then tail counts K lines from the bottom of the file
      • If there is a ‘+’,  then tail counts K lines from the top of the file
  • -q, –quiet, –silentnever output headers giving file names

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