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Date: 2012dec3
OS: Linux

Q.  How can I view some of a large file?

A.  If you have a text file that is megabytes in size you can 
efficiently view it on the command line with "less".
For example mailbox in /var/mail often get really big.
Open a file with:

less /var/mail/mymailbox
This will be fast. Press "G" to go to the send and "u" to go up a page. You can do "u" multiple times.

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