i have a CSV file i want to get the columns name for each column

sample :


how can i do that with awk or sed or grep ??

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    Please add your desired output for that sample input to your question. – Cyrus Jun 24 '18 at 7:51
head -n 1 file.csv


sed 1q file.csv


grep -m 1 '' file.csv


awk 'NR==1 {print; exit}' file.csv
  • As print is the default action you can shorten the awk command to awk NR==1 file.csv. – dessert Jun 24 '18 at 9:17
  • @dessert: Thank you. I'm aware of that. This way awk reads only the first line of the file. – Cyrus Jun 24 '18 at 9:20
  • I don’t understand – awk 'NR==1 {print; exit}' does the exact same as awk NR==1. – dessert Jun 24 '18 at 10:30
  • @dessert when awk NR==1, still awk will read your whole file's lines where those are not necessary to read. Also that can be only awk '{print; exit}' – αғsнιη Jun 24 '18 at 10:48
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    or awk '1;{exit}' – glenn jackman Jun 24 '18 at 11:09

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