I have a unix command that does the following:
head -c 2048 > test.txt
basically its taking first 2kb of the test.txt file.
Can we do something similar in windows cmd prompt?
Simplifying this answer because of @chubbsondubs' comment.
-TotalCount will count lines if reading in text, so always force it to read the file as bytes, then the
-TotalCount will only refer to bytes and you can get an account count.
Get-Content test.txt -Encoding byte -TotalCount 2KB | Set-Content test1.txt -Encoding byte
More information here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/888063/powershell-to-get-the-first-x-mb-of-a-file
From what I can tell you can't print out by size in a native way; there is the
type command which will output a whole text file, but you can't specify how much you want to output.
There is also the
more command, which will allow you to print out lines of a file. These are some of the flags from
/E Enable extended features /C Clear screen before displaying page /P Expand FormFeed characters /S Squeeze multiple blank lines into a single line /Tn Expand tabs to n spaces (default 8) Switches can be present in the MORE environment variable. +n Start displaying the first file at line n files List of files to be displayed. Files in the list are separated by blanks. If extended features are enabled, the following commands are accepted at the -- More -- prompt: P n Display next n lines S n Skip next n lines F Display next file Q Quit = Show line number ? Show help line <space> Display next page <ret> Display next line
If neither of these work for you, you can alternatively install Cygwin and you can use