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PR(1)							      General Commands Manual							     PR(1)

pr - print a file SYNOPSIS
pr [-Mfnt] [-h n] [-l n] [-w n] [-columns] [+page] [file] ... OPTIONS
-M Use MINIX style line number -f Do not fold long lines -h Take next argument as page header -l Sets page length in lines -n Number the output lines -t Do not print page header or trailer -w Sets line length in characters EXAMPLES
pr -w85 -l60 file # Use 85 character line, 60 line page pr -3 file # List file three columns to a page pr +4 file # Start printing with page 4 DESCRIPTION
Pr formats one or more files for printing. If no files are specified, stdin is printed. Options are provided for setting the width and height of the page, the number of columns to use (default 1), and the page to start with, among others. SEE ALSO
lp(1). PR(1)

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pr(1)							      General Commands Manual							     pr(1)

       pr - print files

       pr [ options ] [ files ]

       The  command  prints  the  named files on the standard output.  If file is designated by a minus sign (-), or if no files are specified the
       command assumes standard input.	By default, the listing is separated into pages, each headed by the page number, a date and time, and  the
       name of the file.

       By default, columns are of equal width, separated by at least one space.  Lines that do not fit are truncated. However, if the -s option is
       used, lines are not truncated and columns are separated by the separation character.

       If the standard output is associated with a terminal, error messages are withheld until has finished printing.

       The following options can be used singly or in combination:

       -a      Prints multi-column output across the page.

       -b      Prints blank headers.

       -d      Double-spaces the output.

       -eck    Expands input tabs to character positions k+1, 2*k+1, 3*k+1,... n*k+1.  If k is 0 or is omitted, tabs are set at every eighth posi-
	       tion.  Tab characters in the input are expanded into the appropriate number of spaces.  The default for c (any non-digit character)
	       is the tab character; therefore, if c is given, it is treated as the input tab character.

       -f      Uses form-feed character for new pages.	The default is to use a sequence of line-feeds.  The -f option causes the command to pause
	       before beginning the first page if the standard output is associated with a terminal.

       -h      Uses the next argument as the header to be printed instead of the file name.

       -ick    Replaces  white space in output by inserting tabs to character positions k+1, 2*k+1, 3*k+1,...n*k+1.  If k is 0 or is omitted, tabs
	       are set at every eighth position.  The default for c (any non-digit character) is the tab character; therefore, if c is	given,	it
	       is treated as the input tab character.

       +k      Begins printing with page k (default is 1).

       -k      Produces k-column output (default is 1).  The -e and -i options are assumed for multi-column output.

       -lk     Sets the length of a page to k lines.  The default is 66 lines.

       -m      Merges and prints all files simultaneously, one per column (overrides the -k, and -a options).

       -nck    Numbers	lines.	The default for k is 20.  The number occupies the first k+1 character positions of each column of normal output or
	       each line of -m output.	If c, which is any non-digit character is given, it is appended to the line number  to	separate  it  from
	       whatever follows.  The default for c is a tab.

       -ok     Offsets	each line by k character positions (default is 0).  The number of character positions per line is the sum of the width and

       -p      Pauses before beginning each page if the output is directed to a terminal.  The command rings the bell at the terminal and awaits a
	       carriage return.

       -r      Suppresses diagnostic reports on failure to open files.

       -sc     Separates columns by the single character c instead of by the appropriate number of spaces (default for c is a tab).

       -t      Suppresses  the	five-line  identifying header and the five-line trailer normally supplied for each page.  The -t option causes the
	       command to quit printing after the last line of each file without spacing to the end of the page.

       -wk     Sets the width of a line to k character positions.  The default is 72 for equal-width multi-column output; otherwise  there  is	no

       Print file1 and file2 as a double-spaced, three-column listing with the heading:  file list.
       pr -3dh "file list" file1 file2
       Write file1 on file2, expanding tabs to columns 10, 19, 28, 37,...:
       pr -e9 -t <file1>file2

       /dev/tty* to suspend messages

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