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Re: tail bug

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: tail bug
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 21:02:17 -0600

> > i think i found a bug in tail.exe version 1.22.  i'm running windows nt
> > 4.0 (probably doesn't matter though).

Hmm...  1.22 is pretty old.

> > try running "tail -1 bncur.txt" notice it will erroneously not print
> > anything.
> > 
> > then try copying the last line (including the carriage-return, newline)
> > then entering the same command.  notice this time, it will print the last
> > line.

I can't reproduce your problem with tail from the 2.0 series and I
don't have any of the old 1.x series around to try.  I assume it has
been fixed.  Thanks for the report.  The latest test release is
available at


Being on WinNT I am sure you are using the Cygwin utilities.  You
don't say which version of Cygwin you are using but I am sure they
have a newer version available.  The cygwin home page is at:


They have newer versions available.


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