pr - print file
pr [ option ] ... [ file ] ...
Pr produces a printed listing of one or more files. The output is separated into pages
headed by a date, the name of the file or a specified header, and the page number. If
there are no file arguments, pr prints its standard input.
Options apply to all following files but may be reset between files:
-n Produce n-column output.
+n Begin printing with page n.
-h Take the next argument as a page header.
-wn For purposes of multi-column output, take the width of the page to be n characters
instead of the default 72.
-f Use formfeeds instead of newlines to separate pages. A formfeed is assumed to use
up two blank lines at the top of a page. (Thus this option does not affect the
effective page length.)
-ln Take the length of the page to be n lines instead of the default 66.
-t Do not print the 5-line header or the 5-line trailer normally supplied for each
-sc Separate columns by the single character c instead of by the appropriate amount of
white space. A missing c is taken to be a tab.
-m Print all files simultaneously, each in one column,
Inter-terminal messages via write(1) are forbidden during a pr.
/dev/tty? to suspend messages.
There are no diagnostics when pr is printing on a terminal.
4th Berkeley Distribution April 29, 1985 PR(1)