Have you considered modifying File::Tail to defer reading the file such that if the only subscripts ever given to the tied array are negative, it reads the file backwards? Not asking for the feature; just throwing out ideas.

In reply to Re: Re: Performing a tail(1) in Perl (reading the last N lines of a file) by Anonymous Monk
in thread Performing a tail(1) in Perl (reading the last N lines of a file) by grinder

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