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HEAD(1) DragonFly General Commands Manual HEAD(1)
head -- display first lines of a file
head [-n count | -c bytes] [file ...]
This filter displays the first count lines or bytes of each of the speci-
fied 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.
The head utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
The head command appeared in PWB UNIX.
DragonFly 4.9 June 6, 1993 DragonFly 4.9