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Reading a File Backwards

Reading a File Backwards

Reading a File Backwards

(OP)
Hi,

I wish to read a file backwards.

e.g.

File contains

Apple
Banana
Carrot
Daisy
Elephant
.....

This should read as follows:

Elephant
Daisy
Carrot
Banana
Apple

I am sure this possible but just cannot remember how.

Thanks in advance,

Midge25

RE: Reading a File Backwards

awk '{a[++n]=$0}END{for(i=n;i>0;--i)print a[i]}' /path/to/input

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RE: Reading a File Backwards

(OP)
PHV,

Works wonders.. Thank you very much.

midge25

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