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HEAD(1)                 FreeBSD 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
     specified 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.

EXIT STATUS
     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.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE          June 6, 1993          FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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