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Tools alternative for head command

Hi friends,I am new to unix and this is really a dummy question.but please help me out.

How to simulate head command without using head command???
also tail command too,also more command.

it is given as a homework to do....please tell me how to do

Last edited by nikhilneela; 02-19-2009 at 05:55 AM..
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Why do you want to do that, 'cause it surely sounds like homework.
As for head one of these should work (for the top 2 lines)
Code:
$ awk 'NR<=2' file
$ sed -ne '1,2p' file

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