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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  lead-
              ing '-', 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

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report head translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  (C) 2015 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

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/head>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) head invocation'



GNU coreutils 8.24                 July 2015                           head(1)

coreutils 8.24 - Generated Sat Jul 11 08:53:52 CDT 2015
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