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Re: tail +n does not work under Linux?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: tail +n does not work under Linux?
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 17:30:30 +0200

Pádraig Brady wrote:

> Eric Blake wrote:
>> According to Eric Blake on 5/20/2009 8:20 AM:
>>>> CNT doesn't read too well :)
>>>> How about COUNT or NUM?
>>> COUNT runs into length problems - adding 4 characters per instance builds up
>>> fast.  I'll try with NUM instead.  As it is, I already had to rephrase 
>>> things
>>> since "nth" is a word, but "count'th" and "num'th" are not.
>> According to Matthew Woehlke on 5/20/2009 10:22 AM:
>>> s/N/K/ ? :-)
>>> Is "K'th" item too awkward? (Or some other letter that isn't 'N'?)
>> I like the idea of Kth.  How about this version of the patch?
> That's an improvement. I've a slight reservation in that
> K is a valid suffix, but I think this is fine.

I like it, too.  Thanks!
Initially I considered using K, but discarded it for precisely that reason.
Now that I see the result, I don't mind at all.

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