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Re: Suggestion about tail

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Suggestion about tail
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 21:31:10 +0100

Marc Perkel <address@hidden> wrote:
> When using tail with the -c option it would be handy to be able to
> specify not just bytes but K, M, and G bytes
> Example:
> tail -c 5K should output the last 5K bytes.

Good idea.
tail and a few other programs were made to work that way in May.
The stable release with that change is coreutils-6.10:

  $ seq 400|tail -c 1K|wc -c

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