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head

Output the first part of files. More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/head.

  • Output the first few lines of a file:

head -n {{count_of_lines}} {{filename}}

  • Output the first few bytes of a file:

head -c {{size_in_bytes}} {{filename}}

  • Output everything but the last few lines of a file:

head -n -{{count_of_lines}} {{filename}}

  • Output everything but the last few bytes of a file:

head -c -{{size_in_bytes}} {{filename}}