HEAD

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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.

−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. If −VALUE is used as first OPTION, read −c VALUE when one of multipliers bkm follows concatenated, else read −n VALUE.

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 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.