head(1) -- Linux man page
NAMEhead - output the first part of files
SYNOPSIShead [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 of the 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 this help and exit
- output version information and exit
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SEE ALSOThe 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 coreutils head
should give you access to the complete manual.