Problems with 'tail -n *'
Wed Oct 29 17:39:00 GMT 2008
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Dave Korn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Gustavo Seabra wrote on 29 October 2008 14:33:
>> I just noticed this one thing when using 'tail' in cygwin. For some
>> reason, when using a '*' so as to 'tail' multiple files at once, the
>> '-n' option to tail doesn't work anymore.
>> $ tail -2 *.dat
>> tail: option used in invalid context -- 2
> The "-NNN" form is an abbreviation for "-n NNN". If you write it out in
> full, it works:
> $ tail -n 2 *.dat
OK, I see that now. Thanks. But is there a reason why the abbreviation
is not working in cygwin? It works just fine in a different system...
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