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Re: How can I grab the last 2 lines of a file?

by fishmonger (Pilgrim)
on Jul 26, 2014 at 23:09 UTC ( #1095185=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How can I grab the last 2 lines of a file?

Normally, I'd suggest a pure Perl solution, such as the one AppleFritter suggested but in this case I'll suggest a mixed perl/shell solution that needs only 1 line of code.

my ($id, $name) = split {$/}, `tail -2 /path/to/file`;


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Re^2: How can I grab the last 2 lines of a file?
by muba (Priest) on Jul 26, 2014 at 23:19 UTC

    Clever solution ++

    ... if you're on a *NIX system, or on a system that otherwise has the tail executable installed somewhere in its PATH.

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