Tail on Solaris / SunOS

Frustration with the tail command this morning on a box running Sun OS.

Initially, I couldn’t get it to tail a specified number of lines of a large text file.

On gnu/Linux I might use something like:
tail -n 50 my.log

On sunOs that command failed, and nothing else I immediately tried would work.

A search of available tail commands shows up a few hits

find /usr -name tail2>/dev/null

And the result at

usr/xpg4/bin/tail works just like the gnu equivalent.

/usr/xpg4/bin/tail -n50 my.log

FWIW I’m on a box with SunOS 5.10 atm.


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