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NAME

head - display first lines of a file

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Exit Status
See Also
History

SYNOPSIS

head [-n count |-c bytes] []

DESCRIPTION

This filter displays the first count lines or bytes of each of the specified files, or of the standard input if no files are specified. If count is omitted it defaults to 10.

If more than a single file is specified, each file is preceded by a header consisting of the string "==> XXX <==" where "XXX" is the name of the file.

EXIT STATUS


.Ex -std

SEE ALSO

tail(1)

HISTORY


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