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head [options ] [files ]

Print the first few lines of one or more files (default is 10).


- n

Print the first n lines of the file.

-n n

Print the first n lines of the file. Solaris only.


Display the first 20 lines of phone_list :

head -20 phone_list

Display the first 10 phone numbers having a 202 area code:

grep '(202)' phone_list | head

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