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printf - format and print data
printf FORMAT [ARGUMENT]...
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of printf which will supercede the version
described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options
Print ARGUMENT(s) according to FORMAT.
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
FORMAT controls the output as in C printf. Interpreted sequences are:
\" double quote
\0NNN character with octal value NNN (0 to 3 digits)
\a alert (BEL)
\c produce no further output
\f form feed
\n new line
\r carriage return
\t horizontal tab
\v vertical tab
\xNNN byte with hexadecimal value NNN (1 to 3 digits)
\uNNNN character with hexadecimal value NNNN (4 digits)
character with hexadecimal value NNNNNNNN (8 digits)
%% a single %
%b ARGUMENT as a string with `\' escapes interpreted
and all C format specifications ending with one of diouxXfeEgGcs, with ARGUMENTs converted
to proper type first. Variable widths are handled.
Written by David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not
even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The full documentation for printf is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and
printf programs are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 4.5.3 February 2003 PRINTF(1)
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