Look at the first 3 lines of a file


Transfered from Linux Config Disqus comments:

What command could you use to look at the first 3 lines of a file named “grades.report” if you had such a file? What command would you use to see the last 2 lines?
head command without any options will return first 10 lines of any given text file supplied as an argument. However, using -20 option will return first 20 lines. Therefore,

head -3 grades.report  

returns first 3 lines and

tail -3 grades.report 

returns last 3 lines of a file grades.report.