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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, pre‐
       cede 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.

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       GNU coreutils online help: 
       Report head translation bugs to 

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  ©  2016  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.

SEE ALSO
       tail(1)

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

GNU coreutils 8.25                        February 2016                                   HEAD(1)

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