I need to save first 10 lines from manual for command man to txt file.

First step I have command man man but what to do next?

Thanks for help.

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    Isn’t this a homework question? Exactly 10 lines of man man look quite useless… – Melebius Oct 16 '18 at 13:25

Pipes and head will do what you need:

man man | head -10 > file.txt

head -n where n = number of lines you want

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    Moreover 10 lines are default, so you can leave out the parameter -10 completely. – Melebius Oct 16 '18 at 13:24
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    Since @SteamerJ posted the right answer before, I'll delete my answer (because they are the same) and upvote his answer. – singrium Oct 16 '18 at 13:25
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    I'm glad that worked for you. Good to know about 10 lines being the default. @singrium, I saw that right after I posted, I had a message. Keep up the vigilant knowledge sharing! – SteamerJ Oct 16 '18 at 13:40

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