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HEAD(1)				      FSF			       HEAD(1)

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.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       -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.

AUTHOR
       Written by David	MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 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.

head (coreutils) 4.5.3		 February 2003			       HEAD(1)

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