Make file small to view data

I have big Unix file aa.0016.s0 which I am unable to open in notepad ++ can make that file small and then open it in notepad

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
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sam2929Author Commented:
I can’t load any external software is it possible to do head or tail and just view in notepad ++
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You would have to write a program to capture the first 64K Bytes of records and then load that.
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sam2929Author Commented:
K can anyone help with that
SujithData ArchitectCommented:
Are you saying that you don't want to see the whole contents of the file?

Then why not

head -<some number of lines> <your file> > test.txt

and open that file in your editor?
Unix has all the tools you need to view and manipulate large text files.  You would use head and tail to trim off portions of the file.

If you want lines 1000 to 2000, you would do the following:
head -2000 <your_file> | tail -1000 > New_file.txt

If you want lines 45000 to 49000:
head -49000 <your_file> | tail -45000 > New_file.txt

If you want lines 45000 to 49000 on the screen:
head -49000 <your_file> | tail -45000 |more
head -49000 <your_file> | tail -45000 |less

If you're searching for particular lines:
grep <search_string> <your_file>

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