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.
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.
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
Report head bugs to email@example.com
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
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Report head translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
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 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 coreutils 'head invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.5 February 2011 HEAD(1)