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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

head

Synopsis

head [options] [files]

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

Options

-n

Print the first n lines of the file.

-n n

Print the first n lines of the file.

Example

Display the first 20 lines of phone_list:

$ head -20 phone_list

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