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tail claims "tail +n" is deprecated

From: Raphael Manfredi
Subject: tail claims "tail +n" is deprecated
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 17:59:45 +0200

There's a bug in recent tail: it claims "tail +20" is deprecated and I
should use "tail -n +20".

This is a joke, right?
Since when is perfectly valid syntax becoming deprecated?

If you want to implement "tail -n +20", fine.  But don't force everyone
on the planet to update scripts that have been working just fine on
every UNIX system for the last 35 years.


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