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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for head (redhat section 1)

HEAD(1) 				       FSF					  HEAD(1)

NAME
       head - output the first part of files

SYNOPSIS
       head [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       Print  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=SIZE
	      print first SIZE bytes

       -n, --lines=NUMBER
	      print first NUMBER lines instead of first 10

       -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

       SIZE may have a multiplier suffix: b for 512, k for 1K, m for 1 Meg.

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This  is  free software; see the source for copying conditions.	There is NO warranty; not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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 head

       should give you access to the complete manual.

head (coreutils) 4.5.3			  February 2003 				  HEAD(1)


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