Linux Command


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

-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

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.

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