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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for head (opendarwin section 1)

HEAD(1) 				     BSD General Commands Manual				      HEAD(1)

NAME
head -- display first lines of a file
SYNOPSIS
head [-n count | -c bytes] [file ...]
DESCRIPTION
This filter displays the first count lines or bytes of each of the specified files, or of the standard input if no files are specified. If count is omitted it defaults to 10. If more than a single file is specified, each file is preceded by a header consisting of the string ``==> XXX <=='' where ``XXX'' is the name of the file.
DIAGNOSTICS
The head utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
SEE ALSO
tail(1)
HISTORY
The head command appeared in PWB UNIX.
BSD
June 6, 1993 BSD


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