Bug 203537

Summary: tail +n 2 su.log -> tail: cannot open `+n' for reading: No such file or directory
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ehringer Eike <ehringer.eike>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Description Ehringer Eike 2006-08-22 07:47:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
When doing:
# tail +n 2 su.log
tail: cannot open `+n' for reading: No such file or directory
tail: cannot open `2' for reading: No such file or directory


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
coreutils-5.96-1.2

How reproducible:
Always


Steps to Reproduce:
1. do the tail command with option +N
2.
3.

Actual Results:
tail does not work

Expected Results:
Refere to man pages:
If the first character of N (the number of bytes or lines) is a +, print beginning with the Nth item from the  start  of  each  file, otherwise, print the last N items in the file.

Additional info:
On FedoaraCore 4 with coreutils-5.2.1-48 -> tail works!
also AdvancedServer, Enterprise, HPUX 10.20-> 11.23, Sun, AIX -> tail works with same options...

Nearby, sort does also have a problem with the parameters!

-> All oure administrative scripts and tools fails on FC5!
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2006-08-22 09:17:56 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 203535 ***
Comment 2 Ehringer Eike 2006-08-24 05:37:17 EDT
Good morning,
i mean of course: # tail +2 su.log

e.g.:
# uname -a
HP-UX rbgs420x B.11.11 U 9000/800 1798937691 unlimited-user license

rooteieh:root @ IgniteSrv on rbgs420x  from RBG0J26C.ww011.siemens.net: 1812 
[ /tmp ]
# tail +2 vginfo.txt


e.g.
# tail +2 su.log
tail: cannot open `+2' for reading: No such file or directory

Comment 3 Ehringer Eike 2006-08-24 05:38:11 EDT
which is now the dublicate bug an what the real?
could you please mark one as GOOD - WORKING ONE?

thanks!
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2006-08-24 06:23:57 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 173431 ***