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, pre-
cede each with a header giving the file name. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read stan-
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
print the first K bytes of each file; with the leading '-', print all but the last
K bytes of each file
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
always print headers giving file names
--help display this help and exit
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.
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report head transla-
tion bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. 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 coreutils 'head invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.22 June 2014 HEAD(1)