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Old 04-18-2002
displaying the first line?

how do i display just the first line of a file with the cat command or any command for that matter
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Old 04-18-2002
head -1 your_file_name
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Old 04-18-2002
one more thing

thanks for that

how would u print out a spcific line only, like line 2
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Old 04-18-2002
sed -n 2p your_file_name
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Old 04-18-2002
if you wanted to pull out a line that had a specific word in it, you can use grep.

grep someword myfile

Of course this will give you every line in a file that has that word in it.


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