fl - execute a command and display the first M and last N lines of output


  fl [options] 


fl executes a user-specified command and displays the first M and last N lines of the command's output. By default, ten lines from the beginning and end of the output will be printed, but these line counts may be changed by the -count, -first, and -last options.

If the length of the output is less than the length of the first chunk and the last chunk, all the output lines will be printed. Otherwise, the first chunk and the last chunk will be printed, separated by an empty line.


The following options are handled by fl:


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