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Re: Undocumented tail(1) behaviour
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Undocumented tail(1) behaviour
- From: aisa_(_at_)_cybermesa_(_dot_)_com
- Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 19:16:09 -0600
On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 04:34:24PM -0000, Brian J. Kifiak wrote:
> It would seem that ``tail -10b'' and ``tail -10c'' are equivilant to
> ``tail -b 10'' and ``tail -c 10,'' respectively.
> This isn't documented in tail(1).
> Is this behaviour deprecated, or should it be documented?
If you look at getopt(3), you'll see that using a number as an
option is deprecated. I assume that this behaviour of tail is
for compatibility with older/other unix releases.
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