tail tip to Fortune?
Andrew L. Gould
algould at datawok.com
Sun Jan 11 02:03:03 PST 2004
On Sunday 11 January 2004 01:55 am, Jez Hancock wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 12:01:22AM -0600, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > On Saturday 10 January 2004 07:39 pm, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > > On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Dan Nelson wrote:
> > > > In the last episode (Jan 09), Dru said:
> > > > > I remember coming across a trick (which I can't find now) which
> > > > > allowed you to page all of a file, except for the first 10 lines. I
> > > > > think it used a combo of head and tail to achieve this. I can't
> > > > > just use tail as the length of the file varies whereas the amount I
> > > > > don't want to see doesn't.
> > > >
> > > > tail +11 myfile
> > >
> > > Could we get this one into the Fortune tips that appear at user login?
> > >
> > > Andrew Gould
> > Please disregard -- I figured out how to add my own fortune file.
> FWIW you can do something like this:
> fortune -m tail freebsd-tips
> to display all tips in the freebsd-tips fortune file that contain
> As it turns out there is this tip:
> To see the last 10 lines of a long file, use "tail filename". To see the
> first 10 lines, use "head filename".
> -- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
> which is almost what you're asking about :P
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