Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217174
tail stopped taking +N argument
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:50 EST
Description of problem:
tail +3 fails with:
tail: cannot open `+3' for reading: No such file or directory
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "tail +3 /etc/hosts"
tail does not skip 3 lines, prints error message
tail should skip 3 lines
This breaks Dell BIOS update.
Also, the --help message contains this information:
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. N may have a multiplier suffix:
b 512, k 1024, m 1024*1024.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 173431 ***