Log files that get extended at the tail can be read live using
tail -f command
Is there anyway to do the same with a log that gets appended at the beginning?
The man page for
head doesn't help.
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TomH is correct, and also, how should head output the changes? However, if all you are looking for is a continually refreshed view of the first n lines, try
Well you can't "append at the beginning" of a file. The only way to achieve that affect would be to rewrite the whole file, but short of doing a text match
It's easy for