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NAME
       head - output the first part of files

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

DESCRIPTION
       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=[-]K
	      print the first K bytes of each  file;  with  the	 leading  '-',
	      print all but the last K bytes of each file

       -n, --lines=[-]K
	      print  the first K lines instead of the first 10; with the lead-
	      ing '-', print all but the last K 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

       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.

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report head translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2013 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.

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 8.22		 November 2020			       HEAD(1)