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.
arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
print the first K bytes of each file; with the leading ’−’, print all but the last K bytes of each file
print the first K lines instead of the first 10; with the leading ’−’, print all but the last K lines of each file
−q, −−quiet, −−silent
never print headers giving file names
always print headers giving file names
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.
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report head translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
© 2013 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.
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 coreutils 'head invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.