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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=[-]NUM
              print the first NUM bytes of each file; with the leading '-',
              print all but the last NUM bytes of each file

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

       -q, --quiet, --silent
              never print headers giving file names

       -v, --verbose
              always print headers giving file names

       -z, --zero-terminated
              line delimiter is NUL, not newline

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       NUM 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.  Binary prefixes can be used, too: KiB=K, MiB=M, and so on.


AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.


REPORTING BUGS

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


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2022 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
       version 3 or later <https://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

       tail(1)

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



GNU coreutils 9.1                  April 2022                            head(1)

coreutils 9.1 - Generated Fri Aug 12 10:34:09 CDT 2022
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