Let's say I have a command
ls -Bgclt /somwhere/in/the/past
How do I limit the output to show me only first 2 files? (except for having only 2 files in that directory)
Simple - you pipe the output through head:
You use -n 3 instead of -n 2 because of the 'total' line at the top of the ls output.
If you are really picky and only want to see the name of those two lines (that is, you want to exclude that first line with the word 'total' at the top) you can try