head command help


       head - output the first part of files
 

SYNOPSIS

       ../src/head [OPTION]... [FILE]...
 

DESCRIPTION

       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
       standard input.
 
       -c, --bytes=SIZE
              print first SIZE bytes
 
       -n, --lines=NUMBER
              print first NUMBER lines instead of first 10
 
       -q, --quiet, --silent
              never print headers giving file names
 
       -v, --verbose
              always print headers giving file names
 
       --help display this help and exit
 
       --version
              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.
 

AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie.
 

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.
 

COPYRIGHT

       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.
 

SEE ALSO

       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
 
              info head
 

   

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Asiel Bomfin     (01 Mar 2012, 08:37)
Dear David,
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 ?
Thanks
Bomfin

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