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

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

       N 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/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2009 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 7.1		   July	2010			       HEAD(1)

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