HEAD(1) User Commands HEAD(1)

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.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

print the first NUM bytes of each file; with the leading '-', print all but the last NUM bytes of each file
print the first NUM lines instead of the first 10; with the leading '-', print all but the last NUM lines of each file
never print headers giving file names
always print headers giving file names
line delimiter is NUL, not newline
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

NUM 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. Binary prefixes can be used, too: KiB=K, MiB=M, and so on.

Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

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Full documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/head
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) head invocation'

September 2021 GNU coreutils 9.0