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TAIL(1)				 User Commands			       TAIL(1)

NAME
       tail - output the last part of files

SYNOPSIS
       tail [OPTION]...	[FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       Print  the  last	 10  lines of each FILE	to standard output.  With more
       than one	FILE, precede each with	a header giving	the file name.

       With no FILE, or	when FILE is -,	read standard input.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are	mandatory  for	short  options
       too.

       -c, --bytes=[+]NUM
	      output  the  last	 NUM  bytes; or	use -c +NUM to output starting
	      with byte	NUM of each file

       -f, --follow[={name|descriptor}]
	      output appended data as the file grows;

	      an absent	option argument	means 'descriptor'

       -F     same as --follow=name --retry

       -n, --lines=[+]NUM
	      output the last NUM lines, instead of the	last  10;  or  use  -n
	      +NUM to output starting with line	NUM

       --max-unchanged-stats=N
	      with --follow=name, reopen a FILE	which has not

	      changed  size  after  N  (default	5) iterations to see if	it has
	      been unlinked or renamed (this is	the usual case of rotated  log
	      files); with inotify, this option	is rarely useful

       --pid=PID
	      with -f, terminate after process ID, PID dies

       -q, --quiet, --silent
	      never output headers giving file names

       --retry
	      keep trying to open a file if it is inaccessible

       -s, --sleep-interval=N
	      with -f, sleep for approximately N seconds (default 1.0) between
	      iterations; with inotify and --pid=P, check process P  at	 least
	      once every N seconds

       -v, --verbose
	      always output headers giving file	names

       -z, --zero-terminated
	      line delimiter is	NUL, not newline

       --help display this help	and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       NUM may have a multiplier suffix: b 512,	kB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000,
       M 1024*1024, GB 1000*1000*1000, G 1024*1024*1024, and so	on for	T,  P,
       E, Z, Y.	 Binary	prefixes can be	used, too: KiB=K, MiB=M, and so	on.

       With  --follow  (-f),  tail  defaults to	following the file descriptor,
       which means that	even if	a tail'ed file is renamed, tail	will  continue
       to  track its end.  This	default	behavior is not	desirable when you re-
       ally want to track the actual name of the file, not the file descriptor
       (e.g.,  log  rotation).	 Use  --follow=name in that case.  That	causes
       tail to track the named file in a way that accommodates	renaming,  re-
       moval and creation.

AUTHOR
       Written	by Paul	Rubin, David MacKenzie,	Ian Lance Taylor, and Jim Mey-
       ering.

REPORTING BUGS
       GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2020 Free Software	Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or	later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free	to change and redistribute it.
       There is	NO WARRANTY, to	the extent permitted by	law.

SEE ALSO
       head(1)

       Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/tail>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) tail	invocation'

GNU coreutils 8.32		  March	2020			       TAIL(1)

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