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What is Linux tail Command?



Explanation

tail COMMAND:
     tail command is used to display the last or bottom part of the file. By default it displays last 10 lines of a file.

SYNTAX:
  The Syntax is
     tail [options] filename

OPTIONS:
     
-l To specify the units of lines.
-b To specify the units of blocks.
-n To specify how many lines you want to display.
-c number The number option-argument must be a decimal integer whose sign affects the location in the file, measured in bytes.
-n number The number option-argument must be a decimal integer whose sign affects the location in the file, measured in lines.



EXAMPLE:
     
  1. tail index.php 

    It displays the last 10 lines of 'index.php'.

  2. tail -2 index.php 

    It displays the last 2 lines of 'index.php'.

  3. tail -n 5 index.php 

    It displays the last 5 lines of 'index.php'.

  4. tail -c 5 index.php 

    It displays the last 5 characters of 'index.php'.






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