I’m currently doing some work looking at the GeoNames dataset.
allCountries.txt is around 1.5gb, which is pretty large, and certainly too large to open up in vscode for a quick look.
However, I found I could use command, which reads the first n lines of a file, and pipe the output to
code - (which is the command for opening vs code and reading the output from another program)
$ head -3 allCountries.txt | code -
This opens the first 3 lines of
allCountries.txt in vs code. Handy!
Originally published at https://www.alexjamesbrown.com on July 15, 2019.