head - output the first part of files
head [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print first 10 lines of each FILE to standard output. With more than
one FILE, precede each with a header giving the file name. With no
FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
print first SIZE bytes
print first NUMBER lines instead of first 10
-q, --quiet, --silent
never print headers giving file names
always print headers giving file names
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
SIZE may have a multiplier suffix: b for 512, k for 1K, m for 1 Meg.
If -VALUE is used as first OPTION, read -c VALUE when one of multipliers
bkm follows concatenated, else read -n VALUE.
Written by David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (C) 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is
NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
The full documentation for head is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and head programs are properly installed at your site, the
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU textutils 2.0 September 2001 HEAD(1)
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