HEAD(1): lwp - request, GET, POST, HEAD - Simple command line user agent

HEAD(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual HEAD(1)

NAME

headdisplay 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 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, 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.
June 6, 1993 FreeBSD 9.0


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