## Freitag, 8. April 2011

### Shell 003: Tail

All but the top 40 lines of a file can be catted to a new file by calling:

count=cat file.dat|wc -ltail -n -\$((count-40)) file.dat > newfile.dat

Notice the backtics to evaluate the cat and wc calls in the first line. Also notice the '-' sign in front of the numeric argument to the tail command.