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HEAD(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   HEAD(1)

head - print the first few lines of a file SYNOPSIS
head [-n] [file] ... OPTIONS
-n How many lines to print EXAMPLES
head -6 # Print first 6 lines of stdin head -1 file1 file2 # Print first line of two files DESCRIPTION
The first few lines of one or more files are printed. The default count is 10 lines. The default file is stdin. SEE ALSO
tail(1). HEAD(1)

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HEAD(1) 							   User Commands							   HEAD(1)

head - output the first part of files SYNOPSIS
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 leading `-', 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, 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 GNU coreutils home page: <> General help using GNU software: <> COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted 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 7.1 July 2010 HEAD(1)
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