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HEAD(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual		       HEAD(1)

NAME
     head -- display first lines of a file

SYNOPSIS
     head [-n count | -c bytes]	[file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     This filter displays the first count lines	or bytes of each of the	speci-
     fied files, or of the standard input if no	files are specified.  If count
     is	omitted	it defaults to 10.

     If	more than a single file	is specified, each file	is preceded by a
     header consisting of the string "==> XXX <==" where "XXX" is the name of
     the file.

DIAGNOSTICS
     The head utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     tail(1)

HISTORY
     The head command appeared in PWB UNIX.

BSD				 June 6, 1993				   BSD

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