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By Sam Deering

jquery select first x number of elements

By Sam Deering

Quick jQuery snippet to select first x number of elements. You can also use the jQuery .slice() function which can chop up element groups into a range for you with a combination of .get();

//get first 20 anchor tags
$("a").slice(0,20)

jQuery slice function example demo

Also you can use lt pseudo selector: This matches the elements before the nth one (the nth element excluded). Numbering starts from 0.

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$(“a:lt(n)”)

//instead of this:

for (i=0; i

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