NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | AUTHOR | REPORTING BUGS | COPYRIGHT | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

HEAD(1)                         User Commands                        HEAD(1)

NAME         top

       head - output the first part of files

SYNOPSIS         top

       head [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION         top

       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.

       -c, --bytes=[-]NUM
              print the first NUM bytes of each file; with the leading '-',
              print all but the last NUM bytes of each file

       -n, --lines=[-]NUM
              print the first NUM lines instead of the first 10; with the
              leading '-', print all but the last NUM lines of each file

       -q, --quiet, --silent
              never print headers giving file names

       -v, --verbose
              always print headers giving file names

       -z, --zero-terminated
              line delimiter is NUL, not newline

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              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.

AUTHOR         top

       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report head translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top

       tail(1)

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

COLOPHON         top

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       manipulation utilities) project.  Information about the project can
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GNU coreutils 8.28             September 2017                        HEAD(1)