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HEAD(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       HEAD(1)

NAME
     head -- display first lines of a file

SYNOPSIS
     head [-qv]	[-n count] [-c byte_count] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     This filter displays the first count lines	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 -c byte_count is specified,	head counts
     bytes instead of lines.

     If	more than a single file	is specified, or the -v	option is used,	each
     file is preceded by a header consisting of	the string "==>	XXX <==" where
     "XXX" is the name of the file.  The -q flag disables the printing of the
     header in all cases.

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

COMPATIBILITY
     The historic command line syntax of head is supported by this implementa-
     tion.

     This command is mostly compatible with GNU	extensions to head.

SEE ALSO
     tail(1)

STANDARDS
     The head utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 ("POSIX.2").

HISTORY
     The head utility appeared in 3.0BSD.  It was enhanced to include the -c,
     -q, and -v	options	for NetBSD 2.1.

FreeBSD	13.0			  May 4, 2004			  FreeBSD 13.0

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