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HEAD(1) 	       DragonFly General Commands Manual	       HEAD(1)

NAME

head -- display first lines of a file

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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.

EXIT STATUS

The head utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO

tail(1)

HISTORY

The head command appeared in PWB UNIX. DragonFly 3.7 June 6, 1993 DragonFly 3.7