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TAIL(1)                     General Commands Manual                    TAIL(1)



NAME
       tail - deliver the last part of a file

SYNOPSIS
       tail _number[___] [ file ]

DESCRIPTION
       Tail copies the named file to the standard output beginning at a desig-
       nated place.  If no file is named, the standard input is used.

       Copying begins at distance +number from the beginning, or -number  from
       the  end  of the input.  Number is counted in units of lines, blocks or
       characters, according to the appended option l, b or c.  When no  units
       are specified, counting is by lines.

SEE ALSO
       dd(1)

BUGS
       Tails relative to the end of the file are treasured up in a buffer, and
       thus are limited in length.  Various kinds of  anomalous  behavior  may
       happen with character special files.



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