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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

       -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

     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 <>.

       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
       <>. 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

     info head

       should give you access to the complete manual.

head 5.97 February 2010       HEAD(1)


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