Tail: End of file revealed

Tail is a core application of Unix-based systems, designed to read the end of text files. It can also be used for something else called piped-data too, but we’ll touch on that later (let’s not complicate things just yet!).

Although “reading the end of a file” sounds pretty self-explanatory, tail is a chief tool in any expert’s arsenal, with many practical uses we’ll explore along the way.

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