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cat: (concatenate): to link together

cat filetodisplay.txt

head and tail command:

view lines from beginning or end of a file.

the -n option can be used to allocate how many lines of text you want to be shown

head -n5 filetobedisplayed.txt (5 lines of text) first 5

tail -n7 filetobedisplayed.txt (7 lines of text) last 7

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Paginates text and provides navigation controls

navigate forward or backwards with "f" and "b" keys

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press (h) for help to learn more of the commands available.
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awk Command: Sed Command: used to programattically manipulate text in streams or files.

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Vim: powerful and flexible command line text editor.

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Nano: lightweight text modification tool
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