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tail

Display the last part of a file. More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/tail.

  • Show last 'num' lines in file:

tail -n {{num}} {{file}}

  • Show all file since line 'num':

tail -n +{{num}} {{file}}

  • Show last 'num' bytes in file:

tail -c {{num}} {{file}}

  • Keep reading file until Ctrl + C:

tail -f {{file}}

  • Keep reading file until Ctrl + C, even if the file is rotated:

tail -F {{file}}

  • Show last 'num' lines in 'file' and refresh every 'n' seconds:

tail -n {{num}} -s {{n}} -f {{file}}