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Get the starting hex chars of a binary file

The starting 2 to 8 bytes are used at times to identify the file type of a binary file. You can see what those bytes are in hex format with the xxd command.

> xxd -len 8 beach.png
00000000: 8950 4e47 0d0a 1a0a                      .PNG....

xxd is a command used to create hex dumps.

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