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Re: tail with options

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: tail with options
Date: 02 Jan 2001 12:16:43 +0100
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nitrosso <address@hidden> wrote:
| sorry if I m wrong but I can-t get tail
| working with BOTH options -q (for avoiding headers)
| and -number (for having number lines instead of 10).
| Each option works fine separately.

Don't use the obsolescent -NUMBER style of option.
Do this instead:

  tail -n 10 -q file1 file2

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