Linux head command

If you wish to view the topmost of a large text file you can use the Linux head command. It is a handy command that will save you time and can automate your searching and reading and can make your life easier. In this article, we will cover the basic usage of the Linux head command.

Using head to view the first 10 rows of text file

head myTextFile.txt

Using head to view the first 100 lines

head -100 myTextFile.txt

You can use head and tail to view the exact lines of your file.

Using head to view lines 50-60 from a file that’s 100 lines:

tail -50 myTextFile.txt | head -10
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