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head(1)                           User Commands                          head(1)


       head - output the first part of files


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


       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

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


       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.


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       Copyright © 2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
       version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There
       is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.



       Full documentation <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) head invocation'

GNU coreutils 9.2                  March 2023                            head(1)

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