Output the first part of files, prints the first part (10 lines
by default) of each FILE; it reads from standard input if no files are given
or when given a FILE of `-'.
SYNTAX head [OPTION]... [FILE]... head -NUMBER [OPTION]... [FILE]... DESCRIPTION If more than one FILE is specified, `head' prints a one-line header consisting of ==> FILE NAME <== before the output for each FILE. `head' accepts two option formats: the new one, in which numbers are arguments to the options (`-q -n 1'), and the old one, in which the number precedes any option letters (`-1q'). OPTIONS `-COUNTOPTIONS' This option is only recognized if it is specified first. COUNT is a decimal number optionally followed by a size letter (`b', `k', `m') as in `-c', or `l' to mean count by lines, or other option letters (`cqv'). `-c BYTES' `--bytes=BYTES' Print the first BYTES bytes, instead of initial lines. Appending `b' multiplies BYTES by 512, `k' by 1024, and `m' by 1048576. `-n N' `--lines=N' Output the first N lines. `-q' `--quiet' `--silent' Never print file name headers. `-v' `--verbose' Always print file name headers.
csplit - Split a file into context-determined pieces
cut - Divide a file into several parts
fmt - Reformat paragraph text
paste - Merge lines of files
split - Split a file into fixed-size pieces
tail - Output the last part of files
Equivalent Windows NT commands:
FOR /F "skip=nlines" - Loop through items in a text file
FC Input_File Empty_File /lbn - Compare n lines of a file