- Reverse the text string "hello":
echo "hello" | rev
- Reverse an entire file and print to stdout:
rev [option] [file...]
The rev utility copies the specified files to standard output, reversing the order of characters in every line. If no files are specified, standard input is read.
This utility is a line-oriented tool and it uses in-memory allocated buffer for a whole wide-char line. If the input file is huge and without line breaks than allocate the memory for the file may be unsuccessful.
- -V, --version
Display version information and exit.
- -h, --help
Display help text and exit.
The rev command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive.