Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
Print the last 10 lines of a file, then wait for the file to grow. tailf is similar to tail -f, but it does nothing when the file is not growing. Useful for following a logfile, particularly on a laptop when you want to conserve the battery power.