Linux TAIL Command

the tail command in linux os is used to print the last N lines from the file to the terminal,by default tail command will display last 10 lines from the file.

Syntax

$tail [option] [file_name]

Opetions

Sr.No

Options

Descriptions

01

-n

it will print the last N lines of file.with leading "+" it will print the output from Nth line from the file

02

-c

it will print the last N byte of file.with leading "+",it will print the output from Nthbyte from the file.

Example


$tail file1.txt
						

display last 10 lines from file1.txt file



$tail -n3 file1.txt
						

display last 3 lines from file



$tail -3 file1.txt
						

last 3 lines from file1.txt file



$tail -n+5 file1.txt
						

starting from 5th line to end of file



$tail -c+20 file1.txt
						

skip the first 20 characters and print up to the end of file contents

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