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Old 06-08-2012, 02:59 AM   #1
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How to view 10 lines from history command


Hi,

How to view 10 starting lines from history command without using tail,head & more command
 
Old 06-08-2012, 03:05 AM   #2
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Code:
history | head -10
Why can't you use head?
 
Old 06-08-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
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I dont want to use head,more,less & tail. I only want to view the starting lines in history
 
Old 06-08-2012, 03:22 AM   #4
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But head is exactly the tool for the job, why would you not use it?

Do you use a hammer to put in screws?
 
Old 06-08-2012, 03:41 AM   #5
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It is possible without these too, try to help it out instead of commenting..............
 
Old 06-08-2012, 03:43 AM   #6
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I agree with descendant_command. head and tail are the tools to use.

But you can do this if you really don't want to use either of those:
Code:
history | awk '{ if ( NR <= 10 ) print }'
 
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:58 AM   #7
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You can use the bash built-in fc (just read it from the bash man page)
Code:
fc -l -10
However, I think you should apologize to the others for what I consider an "arrogant tone" in your previous post.
 
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:00 AM   #8
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do you know the command fc? try: fc -l 1 10






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Old 06-08-2012, 04:08 AM   #9
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It is possible without these too, try to help it out instead of commenting..............
Yes it is, but one should also do their own homework ...
 
Old 06-08-2012, 04:52 AM   #10
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Thanks all it resolves my problem.
 
  


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