Man Head. - 7/30/08

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 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.


Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.


Report bugs to <>.


Copyright (C) 2005 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 command info head should give you access to the complete manual. head 5.93 May 2006 HEAD(1)

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