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jquery select first x number of elements

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

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.


//instead of this:

for (i=0; i