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=[-]N
- print the first N bytes of each file; with the leading ‘-’, print all but the last N bytes of each file
- -n, –lines=[-]N
- print the first N lines instead ofthe first 10; with the leading ‘-’, print all but the last N lines of each file
- -q, –quiet, –silent
- never print headers giving file names
- -v, –verbose
- always print headers giving file names
- display thishelp and exit
- output version information and exit
N 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.
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html >
This isfree software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for head is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and head programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info head
should give you access to the complete manual.