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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=[-]K
              print the first K bytes of each file; with the leading '-', print all but the last K bytes of each file

       -n, --lines=[-]K
              print the first K lines instead of the first 10; with the leading '-', print all but the last K 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

       K  may  have  a  multiplier  suffix:  b  512,  kB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, GB 1000*1000*1000, G
       1024*1024*1024, and so on for T, P, E, Z, Y.

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report head bugs to bug-coreutilsATgnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>;
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>;
       Report head translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>;

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  Free  Software  Foundation,  Inc.   License  GPLv3+:   GNU   GPL   version   3   or   later
       <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>;.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permit-
       ted 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 coreutils 'head invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.4                 March 2017                           HEAD(1)