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Output the first part of files.

January 2018
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 standard input. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. -c, --bytes=[-]NUM print the first NUM bytes of each file; with the leading '-', print all but the last NUM bytes of each file -n, --lines=[-]NUM print the first NUM lines instead of the first 10; with the leading '-', print all but the last NUM lines of each file -q, --quiet, --silent never print headers giving file names -v, --verbose always print headers giving file names -z, --zero-terminated line delimiter is NUL, not newline --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit NUM 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.


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GNU coreutils 8.28 January 2018 HEAD(1)
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