Last 5 lines of my log file

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Log files
Unix
Unix commands
Hi, I am looking for a UNIX command that would return me the last 5 lines of my file. Can anyone help? Thanks
ASKED: September 30, 2008  7:52 AM
UPDATED: September 30, 2008  2:28 PM

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tail does the last 10 lines by default. The -n parameter will allow you to specify how many lines that should be returned.

example:

tail messages.log -n 5

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