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i am trying to print out the first four lines using awk. How can i do this?
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Old 01-23-2008
Code:
awk 'NR<5' filename

Of course, you can use just head ...
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Old 01-23-2008
thanks, that worked great!
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Old 01-23-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by radoulov
Code:
awk 'NR<5' filename

Of course, you can use just head ...
better Smilie

Code:
awk '{ if ( NR < 5 ) { print } else { exit } }' filename

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Old 01-23-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by matrixmadhan
better Smilie

Code:
awk '{ if ( NR < 5 ) { print } else { exit } }' filename

True,
or Smilie

Code:
awk 'NR>4{exit}1' filename

 
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