HEAD(1) User Commands HEAD(1)
head - output the first part of files
head [OPTION]... [FILE]...
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
print the first N bytes of each file; with the leading ‘-’,
print all but the last N bytes of each file
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
always print headers giving file names
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
N may have a multiplier suffix: b 512, k 1024, m 1024*1024.
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
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.
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.
head 5.97 February 2010 HEAD(1)