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     TAIL(1)                                                   TAIL(1)

          tail - deliver the last part of a file

          tail [ ┬▒number[lbc][fr] ] [ file ]

          Tail copies the named file to the standard output beginning
          at a designated place.  If no file is named, the standard
          input is used.

          Copying begins at distance +number from the beginning, or
          -number from the end of the input.  Number is counted in
          units of lines, 1K blocks or characters, according to the
          appended option l, b or c. When no units are specified,
          counting is by lines.

          Option r causes tail to print lines from the end of the file
          in reverse order.  Option f (follow) causes tail not to stop
          at the end, and to watch for further data to appear.


          Tails relative to the end of the file are treasured up in a
          buffer, and thus are limited in length.
          Various kinds of anomalous behavior may happen with charac-
          ter special files.