HEAD(1)                           User Commands                          HEAD(1)



NAME
       head - output the first part of files

SYNOPSIS
       head [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       Print the 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=[-]K
              print  the first K bytes of each file; with the leading `-', print
              all but the last K bytes of each file

       -n, --lines=[-]K
              print the first K lines instead of the first 10; with the  leading
              `-', print all but the last K lines of each file

       -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

       K  may  have a multiplier suffix: b 512, kB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M
       1024*1024, GB 1000*1000*1000, G 1024*1024*1024, and so on for T, P, E, Z,
       Y.

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report head bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report head translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
       version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There
       is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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  com‐
       mand

              info coreutils 'head invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb     September 2011                          HEAD(1)