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Old 10-31-2002
get only a few lines from a unix cmd

I'd like to get only the first 5 lines of the ls -lt command, i tried to pass to head as a file ip but didnt work, is there any other way to do it.
I am trying to find the lates log files for the last 5 days.
what i tried
head -5 < ls -lt alog*

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Old 10-31-2002
This will work instead of what you were trying.

% ls -lt alog* | head -5

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