restricting command arguments

Raphael Bauduin rb at
Thu May 10 12:17:46 EDT 2001


I read the manpages, but after some tries, I send you  this mail.

I'd like to allow certain people to run the following commands:

tail -f /var/log/syslog

tail -n 30 var/log/syslog

tail -f -n 2 /var/log/syslog

tail -n 24 -f /var/log/syslog

tail /var/log/syslog -n 12 -f

tail /var/log/syslog

Is there a way to include all those commands in one expression?

It would be cool to be able to write an expression like (this one isn't correct, I know ;-)

tail -[fn][0123456789] /var/log/syslog

thanks for your help.


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