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head(1)								       head(1)

       head - give first few lines

       count] [file ...]

       [file ...]

       prints  on  standard output the first count lines of each of the speciā€
       fied files, or of the standard input.  If count is omitted it  defaults
       to 10.

       If  multiple  files  are	 specified, outputs before each file a line of
       this form:


       The quantity of output is measured in bytes.

       The number of units of output.
		      This option is provided for backward compatibility  (see
		      below) and is mutually exclusive of all other options.

       The quantity of output is measured in lines; this is the default.

       The number of lines (default) or bytes output.
		      count  is	 an  unsigned  decimal integer.	 If (or is not
		      given, the default quantity is 10.  This option provides
		      the  same	 functionality	as  the	 option, but in a more
		      standard way.  Use of the option	is  recommended	 where
		      portability between systems is important.

   Environment Variables
       determines  the	interpretation	of  text  within file as single and/or
       multi-byte characters.

       determines the language in which messages are displayed.

       If or is not specified in the  environment  or  is  set	to  the	 empty
       string, the value of is used as a default for each unspecified or empty
       variable.  If is not specified or is set to the empty string, a default
       of "C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of

       If  any	internationalization  variable	contains  an  invalid setting,
       behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to  "C".   See

   International Code Set Support
       Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

       The length of the input lines is limited to bytes.

       tail(1), cat(1), more(1), pg(1).


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