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The "front" command line tool is a versatile utility that provides functionalities related to file manipulation and text processing. It is commonly used in Unix-like systems and can be accessed through the command line interface.

  1. The primary purpose of the "front" tool is to provide a way to view the beginning or front part of a file or stream of data.
  2. It is useful for quickly getting a glimpse of the beginning of a large file without opening the entire file.
  3. The command syntax for "front" typically includes the command itself followed by options and arguments specifying the file or stream to work with.
  4. "front" supports various options like specifying the number of lines or bytes to display, skipping a certain number of lines, and more.
  5. It can be used to extract a specific number of lines from the beginning of a file or a process output.
  6. The tool also supports displaying the beginning of multiple files simultaneously.
  7. In addition to files, "front" can process and display the front part of input coming from stdin (standard input).
  8. The output of "front" can be directed to other commands or files for further processing or analysis.
  9. By default, "front" outputs the first ten lines of a file, but this behavior can be customized using options.
  10. Overall, "front" is a handy tool for quickly inspecting the front section of files and streams, making it efficient for command line operations and scripting tasks.

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