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Re: Is there a way to read a file backwards?

by Cirollo (Friar)
on Jul 31, 2000 at 18:30 UTC ( #25261=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is there a way to read a file backwards?

This isn't really a Perl thing, just a general unix tip (although you could run this from a Perl script...dirty!) There is a userland util called 'tac' that does an upside-down 'cat'. It's come in handy on numerous occasions, and I often find myself using it when I need to see more info than I get from tail -f.
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