Text File modification

I have a giant file, but it's too big to open up in any editor thus I don't know what the delimiter is.  Is there a script that can just take the first 100 lines of it to a new file and not change the original at all?
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Bill PrewCommented:
At a DOS command prompt do a MORE command with the file name and you should get just one screen of data, should give you a look at the file.  Then do a CRTL-C to quit the MORE command.

~bp
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Just in case


Dim stLine As String
dim lngIndex As Long

Open "path and name of file" For Input As #1
Open 'path and name of new file" For Output As #2
For lngIndex = 1 to 100
    Line Input #1, strLine
    Print #2 strLIne
    Next
Loop
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elwayisgodAuthor Commented:
I run that script and get:


C:\temp\Scripts\scripts\100Lines.vbs(1, 12) Microsoft VBScript compilation error
: Expected end of statement


Dim stLine As String
dim lngIndex As Long

Open "C:\temp\Scripts\Original\pricepointdata_commercial.txt" For Input As #1
Open "C:\temp\Scripts\Original\100_commercial.txt" For Output As #2
For lngIndex = 1 to 100
    Line Input #1, strLine
    Print #2 strLIne
    Next
Loop
Close
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elwayisgodAuthor Commented:
Thanks... I just piped it via > and it gave me what I wanted.
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Bill PrewCommented:
Welcome.

~bp
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