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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       head - output the first part of files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       head [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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.

       -c, --bytes=SIZE
	      print first SIZE bytes

       -n, --lines=NUMBER
	      print first NUMBER lines instead of first 10

       -q, --quiet, --silent
	      never print headers giving file names

       -v, --verbose
	      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.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  full documentation for head is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and head programs are properly installed  at  your  site,  the

	      info head

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU textutils 2.0		September 2001			       HEAD(1)
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