File manipulation is a very common task that you come across literally every day regardless of the operating system you are working with. Therefore, you must have a sound knowledge of all the operations that you can perform on these files. We all are familiar with the operation of printing the content of a file on the terminal. However, at times, there are certain situations in which we might need to print the content of a file in reverse order. Therefore, in this article, we will be talking about the method of printing the content of a file in reverse order while using a Linux Mint 20.3 system.
Method of Printing the Content of a File in Reverse Order in Linux Mint 20.3:
First, we would like to share with you the actual content of the file that we will be using for demonstrating this method. For that, we have used the simple “cat” command for printing its content on the terminal as shown in the following image:
Now, for printing the content of the very same file in the reverse order, we have executed the command shown below:
$ tac file.txt
Since this command is the exact reverse of the “cat” command, therefore, it will be responsible for printing the content of the specified file in the reverse order as shown in the following image:
You can clearly visualize from the outputs shown in the image above that the content of the specified file has been printed in the reverse order because of using the “tac” command.
In this way, you can easily print the content of any desired file in the reverse order on the terminal while using a Linux Mint 20.3 system. All you need to do is to make use of the “tac” command followed by the name of the file whose content is to be printed in reverse order.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.