Deleting / Ignoring tailer record from the file

cp foo.txt foo.txt.tmp; sed '$ d' foo.txt.tmp > foo.txt; rm -f foo.txt.tmp
sed '$ d' foo.txt.tmp ...deletes last line from the file

2012-09-13 20:57:40

What Others Think

Urgh, that's ugly. How about just using sed? sed -i '$d' foo.txt Edit the file in-place: sed -i Delete (d) the last ($) line.
flatcap · 419 weeks and 4 days ago
The -i option does not exist in older versions, so you have to use it as a filter with a temporary file.
kaushalmehra · 419 weeks and 4 days ago

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