|HEAD(1)||General Commands Manual||HEAD(1)|
headutility copies the first count lines of each specified file to the standard output. If no files are named,
headcopies lines from the standard input. If count is omitted, it defaults to 10.
The options are as follows:
If more than one file is specified,
precedes the output of each file with the following, in order to distinguish
==> file <==
headutility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
$ head -n 500 foo
head can be used in conjunction with
tail(1) in the following way to, for
example, display only line 500 from the file foo:
$ head -n 500 foo | tail -1
headutility is compliant with the IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”) specification.
The historic syntax
-count is supported by this
headutility first appeared in 1BSD. Bill Joy, August 24, 1977.
|October 25, 2015||OpenBSD-current|