difference in the tail command between most Linux distros and Fedora

Kevin Cozens kevin-4dS5u2o1hCn3fQ9qLvQP4Q at public.gmane.org
Fri Dec 19 09:23:44 UTC 2008

bob 295 wrote:
> If you look at the reference for the tail command it talks to the option to 
> specify a +n  so that tail starts n lines from beginning of file.
> tail +3 bob 
> should dump lines 3-5.  
> Except on Fedora systems.

Did you forget to try the command "man tail"? It listed the information you need.



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