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bug#6605: +N lines broken with /usr/bin/tail (GNU coreutils) 7.4

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#6605: +N lines broken with /usr/bin/tail (GNU coreutils) 7.4
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:20:29 -0700
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On 07/15/10 13:34, Forest Oakwater wrote:
> Would you consider updating the builtin
> documentation and man page to match the behavior of the program?

That's already the case, surely.

> Also, do you know of an efficient POSIX way to filter out the first N
> lines of a text file?

"tail -n +51", "sed 1,50d", "awk '50 < NR'"; take your pick.

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