Viewing files

To view a file you can use cat, more, and less commands

cat will output to standard output which will be your screen, if its a big file cat will only show the end of the file.

cat textfile1

To see a file one page at a time use more or less commands

more textfile1

less textfile1

To edit a file you can use vi

vi textfile1

To view only the top 10 lines of a file

head -10 textfile1

To view the last 10 lines of a file

tail -10 textfile

To view x number of top and last lines

head -x textfile

tail -x textfile