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Old 05-08-2002
tail command in SUN & HP_unix

Hi any SUN expert,

All the while I using HP-Unix. Now when i turned into SUN environment, I not sure how the command should look like in SUN sys.

HP: tail -n3 file.log (this is the command i normally use)
SUN: tail [-n +3] [file.log] (this 1 not work, donno where went wrong)

Please help, thanks!
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Old 05-08-2002
This is some of the Sun Solaris cman page for tail,

The following options are supported for /usr/xpg4/bin/tail only:
-c number : The number option-argument must be a decimal integer whose sign affects the location in the file, measured in bytes, to begin the copying: + Copying starts relative to the beginning of the file. - Copying starts relative to the end of the file. none Copying starts relative to the end of the file. The origin for counting is 1; that is, -c+1 represents the first byte of the file, -c-1 the last.

-n number: Equivalent to -cnumber, except the starting loca- tion in the file is measured in lines instead of bytes. The origin for counting is 1; that is, -n+1 represents the first line of the file, -n-1 the last.

Anyway do post your OS Specs. are you running solaris 8 ?
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Old 05-08-2002
hey, anyway, thanks.

this command work

i found in HP-UX, "tail -n3 file.log"
in SUN, i use "tail -3 file.log", it is so simple :P

i am not sure what version is this server
also dont know how to check it
but it is Sun Solaris
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Old 05-08-2002
no need for -n in HPUX for tail/head command...

BTW, You don't have to use the -n option for HPUX. I haven't used the -n option for several years, on either "head" or "tail" commands...

Are you using an old version of HPUX? 10.10 or older???

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