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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for print (opensolaris section 1)

print(1)				  User Commands 				 print(1)

NAME
       print - shell built-in function to output characters to the screen or window

SYNOPSIS
   ksh
       print [-Rnprsu [n]] [arg]...

   ksh93
       print [-Renprs] [-f format] [-u fd] [string...]

DESCRIPTION
   ksh
       The shell output mechanism. When no options are specified, or when an option followed by '
       a - is specified, or when just - is specified, the arguments are printed on standard  out-
       put as described by echo(1).

   ksh93
       By  default,  print  writes  each  string operand to standard output and appends a NEWLINE
       character.

       Unless, the -r, -R, or -f option is speciifed, each \ character in each string operand  is
       processed specially as follows:

       \a      Alert character.

       \b      Backspace character.

       \c      Terminate  output  without  appending  NEWLINE.	The remaining string operands are
	       ignored.

       \E      Escape character (ASCII octal 033).

       \f      FORM FEED character.

       \n      NEWLINE character.

       \t      Tab character.

       \v      Vertical tab character.

       \\      Backslash character.

       \0x     The 8-bit character whose ASCII code is the 1-, 2-, or 3-digit octal number x.

OPTIONS
   ksh
       The following options are supported by ksh:

       -n	   Suppresses new-line from being added to the output.

       -r-R	   Raw mode. Ignore the escape conventions of echo. The -R option prints all sub-
		   sequent arguments and options other than -n.

       -p	   Cause the arguments to be written onto the pipe of the process spawned with |&
		   instead of standard output.

       -s	   Cause the arguments to be written onto the history file  instead  of  standard
		   output.

       -u [ n ]    Specify  a  one  digit  file  descriptor  unit number n on which the output is
		   placed. The default is 1.

   ksh93
       The following options are supported by ksh93:

       -e	    Unless -f is specified,  process  \  sequences  in	each  string  operand  as
		    described above. This is the default behavior.

		    If	both  -e  and -r are specified, the last one specified is the one that is
		    used.

       -f format    Write the string arguments using the format string format and do not append a
		    NEWLINE. See printf(1) for details on how to specify format.

		    When  the -f option is specified and there are more string operands than for-
		    mat specifiers, the format string is reprocessed from the beginning. If there
		    are fewer string operands than format specifiers, then outputting ends at the
		    first unneeded format specifier.

       -n	    Do not append a NEWLINE character to the output.

       -p	    Write to the current co-process instead of standard output.

       -r	    Do not process \ sequences in each string operand as described above.
       -R
		    If both -e and -r are specified, the last one specified is the  one  that  is
		    used.

       -s	    Write  the	output	as an entry in the shell history file instead of standard
		    output.

       -u fd	    Write to file descriptor number fd instead of standard  output.  The  default
		    value is 1.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0     Successful completion.

       >0    Output file is not open for writing.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       echo(1), ksh(1), ksh93(1), printf(1), attributes(5)

SunOS 5.11				   27 Mar 2008					 print(1)


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