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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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