head - output the first part of files
head [''OPTION''?... [''FILE''?...
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
print first SIZE bytes
print first NUMBER lines instead of first 10
-q, --quiet, --silent
never print headers giving file names
always print headers giving file names
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.
Written by David !MacKenzie?.
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conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
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.