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Old 07-25-2002
How to view a big file(143M big)

1 . Thanks everyone who read the post first.
2 . I have a log file which size is 143M , I can not use vi open it .I can not use xedit open it too.
How to view it ?
If I want to view 200-300 ,how can I implement it
3 . Thanks
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Old 07-25-2002
to view the first 200 records

head -n 200 yourfile.log |pg

to view the last 100 records

tail -200 yourfile.log

see man on these for more details.
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Old 07-25-2002
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Old 07-25-2002
Alternative to head or tail:
if you dont like viewing 200 lines at a time using head or tail, then you can just download an editor for your WinX PC (EditPlus Pro at ). Use it to grab your log file (EditPlus has an FTP feature built in) and view your file. EditPlus is great for huge files like this.
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