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HEAD(1) User Commands       HEAD(1)

NAME
       head - output the first part of files

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

DESCRIPTION
       Print  the  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.

       Mandatory  arguments  to long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       -c, --bytes=[-]N
     print the first N bytes of each  file;  with  the leading  ‘-’,
     print all but the last N bytes of each file

       -n, --lines=[-]N
     print  the first N lines instead of the first 10; with the lead-
     ing ‘-’, print all but the last N lines of each file

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

       -v, --verbose
     always print headers giving file names

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
     output version information and exit

       N may have a multiplier suffix: b 512, k 1024, m 1024*1024.

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies  of it  under  the
       terms   of    the     GNU      General   Public      License
       <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY,  to  the
       extent permitted by law.

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

     info head

       should give you access to the complete manual.

head 5.97 February 2010       HEAD(1)

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