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NAME         top

       line - read one line

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       The utility line copies one line (up to a newline) from standard
       input to standard output.  It always prints at least a newline and
       returns an exit status of 1 on EOF or read error.

SEE ALSO         top


AVAILABILITY         top

       The line command is part of the util-linux package and is available

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util-linux                        July 2002                          LINE(1)