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UNIX Manual | Commands
							HEAD(1)				 User Commands			       HEAD(1)

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.

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report head bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report head translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2010 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 8.4		   May 2016			       HEAD(1)							
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