head


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
       Report head bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report head translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2011 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
       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
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