head command help
head - output the first part of files
../src/head [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print first 10 lines of each FILE to standard output.
With more than one FILE, precede each with a header giving
the file name. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read
print first SIZE bytes
print first NUMBER lines instead of first 10
-q, --quiet, --silent
never print headers giving file names
always print headers giving file names
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
SIZE may have a multiplier suffix: b for 512, k for 1K, m
for 1 Meg. If -VALUE is used as first OPTION, read -c
VALUE when one of multipliers bkm follows concatenated,
else read -n VALUE.
Written by David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <[email protected]>.
Copyright © 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying condi
tions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY
or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The full documentation for head is maintained as a Texinfo
manual. If the info and head programs are properly
installed at your site, the command
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(01 Mar 2012, 08:37
Im using head command "head -1 somefile" but the output id like to put it
in a variable not to the screen. Can you help me ?
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