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tail

Display the last part of a file. See also: head. More information: https://manned.org/man/freebsd-13.0/tail.1.

  • Show last 'count' lines in file:

tail -n {{count}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Print a file from a specific line number:

tail -n +{{count}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Print a specific count of bytes from the end of a given file:

tail -c {{count}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Print the last lines of a given file and keep reading file until Ctrl + C:

tail -f {{path/to/file}}

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

tail -F {{path/to/file}}

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

tail -n {{count}} -s {{seconds}} -f {{path/to/file}}