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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       head - Displays the beginning of files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

   Current Syntax
       head [-c bytes] [-n lines] [file...]

   Obsolescent Syntax    [Toc]    [Back]
       head [-lines] [file...]

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Interfaces  documented  on  this reference page conform to
       industry standards as follows:

       head:  XCU5.0

       Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information
 about industry standards and associated tags.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       The default count is 10.  [Tru64 UNIX]  Specifies the number
 of bytes to display. If the last byte written is not a
       newline  character, a newline character is appended to the
       output.  Specifies the number of lines  to  display  Works
       exactly as -n lines.  Obsolescent.

OPERANDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Path name of the input file. If you do not specify a file,
       head reads standard input.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The head command copies the  standard  input  to  standard
       output, ending output of each file at the specified point.

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The obsolescent form is subject to withdrawal at any time.

EXIT STATUS    [Toc]    [Back]

       The following exit values are returned: Successful completion.
  An error occurred.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       To display the first 5 lines of a file called test, enter:
       head -n 5 test To display the first ten lines of all files
       (except those with a name beginning with a period), enter:
       head *


       The  following  environment variables affect the execution
       of head: Provides a default value for  the  internationalization
 variables that are unset or null. If LANG is unset
       or null, the corresponding value from the  default  locale
       is  used.   If  any  of the internationalization variables
       contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none
       of  the variables had been defined.  If set to a non-empty
       string value, overrides the values of all the other internationalization
  variables.  Determines the locale for the
       interpretation of sequences of bytes of text data as characters
  (for  example, single-byte as opposed to multibyte
       characters in arguments and input files).  Determines  the
       locale  for the format and contents of diagnostic messages
       written to standard error.   Determines  the  location  of
       message catalogues for the processing of LC_MESSAGES.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  cat(1), more(1), pg(1), sed(1), tail(1)

       Standards:  standards(5)

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