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Old 10-03-2009
Originally Posted by pen
One more to go - why use printf?
for f in $(seq 1 10); do echo -n $f; done; echo


Haha, thanks. I didn't really understand what the -n argument did, from browsing the man, otherwise that's what I would have used. Thanks for that. Smilie
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SEQ(1)									FSF								    SEQ(1)

seq - print a sequence of numbers SYNOPSIS
Print numbers from FIRST to LAST, in steps of INCREMENT. -f, --format=FORMAT use printf style floating-point FORMAT (default: %g) -s, --separator=STRING use STRING to separate numbers (default: ) -w, --equal-width equalize width by padding with leading zeroes --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit If FIRST or INCREMENT is omitted, it defaults to 1. FIRST, INCREMENT, and LAST are interpreted as floating point values. INCREMENT should be positive if FIRST is smaller than LAST, and negative otherwise. When given, the FORMAT argument must contain exactly one of the printf- style, floating point output formats %e, %f, %g AUTHOR
Written by Ulrich Drepper. REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>. COPYRIGHT
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 PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE. SEE ALSO
The full documentation for seq is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and seq programs are properly installed at your site, the command info seq should give you access to the complete manual. seq (coreutils) 4.5.3 February 2003 SEQ(1)