TAIL(1) General Commands Manual TAIL(1)
tail - deliver the last part of a file
tail _number[___] [ file ]
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.
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.