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LINE(1)                       User Commands                      LINE(1)

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 from

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util-linux                      July 2002                        LINE(1)