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Re: head -n -1

From: Dan Bolser
Subject: Re: head -n -1
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:22:05 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, Paul Jarc wrote:

>Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
>> "tail -n COUNT" already uses the sign of the count for something
>> different, so it would be confusing if "head" used the sign in the way
>> that you suggest.
>It might be a better parallel if "head -n -1" (or some other spelling)
>wrote all but the last N lines of the input.

That is what I thought first, then some how I changed my mind. 


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