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TAIL(1) User Commands TAIL(1)

tail - manual page for tail 1.31.1

tail [OPTIONS] [FILE]...

BusyBox v1.31.1 (2020-04-30 13:38:01 EDT) multi-call binary.

Print last 10 lines of each FILE (or stdin) to stdout. With more than one FILE, precede each with a filename header.

Print data as file grows
-c [+]N[kbm]
Print last N bytes
-n N[kbm]
Print last N lines
-n +N[kbm]
Start on Nth line and print the rest
Never print headers
Wait SECONDS between reads with -f
Always print headers
Same as -f, but keep retrying

N may be suffixed by k (x1024), b (x512), or m (x1024^2).

April 2020 Fidelix 1.0