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Updated: July 2001
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NAME

printf - format and print data  

SYNOPSIS

printf FORMAT [ARGUMENT]...
printf OPTION  

DESCRIPTION

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 it supports.

Print ARGUMENT(s) according to FORMAT.

--help
display this help and exit
--version
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)
\\
backslash
\a
alert (BEL)
\b
backspace
\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)
\UNNNNNNNN
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.  

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-sh-utils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2000 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.  

SEE ALSO

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
info printf

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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