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HEAD(1) DragonFly General Commands Manual HEAD(1)
head - display the first part of files
head [-q | -v] [-n count | -c bytes] [file ...]
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, or the -v flag is used, each
file is preceded by a header consisting of the string "==> XXX <==" where
"XXX" is the name of the file. The -q flag disables the printing of the
header in both cases.
The head utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
The historic command line syntax of head is supported by this
This command is mostly compatible with GNU extensions to head.
The head utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 ("POSIX.2").
The head command appeared in PWB UNIX.
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