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bug#7753: Bug in tail command

From: Kielbasiewicz, Peter
Subject: bug#7753: Bug in tail command
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 07:56:31 +0100

Hello maintainer,

running    tail  +2   on an Ubuntu Box I get the following error:
df | tail +2
tail: cannot open `+2' for reading: No such file or directory

df | tail -lines +2 works OK

I support HP-UX, Redhat and Ubuntu systems and unfortunately the -lines option 
does not work on my legacy HP-UX systems.

The man page for tail says
       -n, --lines=N
              output the last N lines, instead of the last 10; or  use  +N  to
              output lines starting with the Nth

Here is the version of coreutils which I am running:

#dpkg -s coreutils
Package: coreutils
Essential: yes
Status: install ok installed
Priority: required
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 12988
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <address@hidden>
Architecture: amd64
Version: 7.4-2ubuntu3
Replaces: mktemp
Pre-Depends: libacl1 (>= 2.2.11-1), libattr1 (>= 2.4.41-1), libc6 (>= 2.11), 
libselinux1 (>= 1.32)


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