head -- display first lines of a file
head [-n count | -c bytes] [file ...]
This filter displays the first count lines or bytes of each of the specified
files, or of the standard input if no files are specified. If count
is omitted it defaults to 10.
If more than a single file is specified, each file is preceded by a
header consisting of the string ``==> XXX <=='' where ``XXX'' is the name
of the file.
The head utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
The head command appeared in PWB UNIX.
FreeBSD 5.2.1 June 6, 1993 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]