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PR(1)				      FSF				 PR(1)

NAME
       pr - convert text files for printing

SYNOPSIS
       pr [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       Paginate	or columnate FILE(s) for printing.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       +FIRST_PAGE[:LAST_PAGE],	--pages=FIRST_PAGE[:LAST_PAGE]
	      begin [stop] printing with page FIRST_[LAST_]PAGE

       -COLUMN,	--columns=COLUMN
	      output COLUMN columns and	print columns down, unless -a is used.
	      Balance number of	lines in the columns on	each page.

       -a, --across
	      print  columns across rather than	down, used together with -COL-
	      UMN

       -c, --show-control-chars
	      use hat notation (^G) and	octal backslash	notation

       -d, --double-space
	      double space the output

       -D, --date-format=FORMAT
	      use FORMAT for the header	date

       -e[CHAR[WIDTH]],	--expand-tabs[=CHAR[WIDTH]]
	      expand input CHARs (TABs)	to tab WIDTH (8)

       -F, -f, --form-feed
	      use form feeds instead of	 newlines  to  separate	 pages	(by  a
	      3-line  page header with -F or a 5-line header and trailer with-
	      out -F)

       -h HEADER, --header=HEADER
	      use a centered HEADER instead of filename	in page	header,	-h  ""
	      prints a blank line, don't use -h""

       -i[CHAR[WIDTH]],	--output-tabs[=CHAR[WIDTH]]
	      replace spaces with CHARs	(TABs) to tab WIDTH (8)

       -J, --join-lines
	      merge full lines,	turns off -W line truncation, no column	align-
	      ment, --sep-string[=STRING] sets separators

       -l PAGE_LENGTH, --length=PAGE_LENGTH
	      set the page length to PAGE_LENGTH (66) lines (default number of
	      lines of text 56,	and with -F 63)

       -m, --merge
	      print all	files in parallel, one in each column, truncate	lines,
	      but join lines of	full length with -J

       -n[SEP[DIGITS]],	--number-lines[=SEP[DIGITS]]
	      number lines, use	DIGITS (5) digits,  then  SEP  (TAB),  default
	      counting starts with 1st line of input file

       -N NUMBER, --first-line-number=NUMBER
	      start  counting  with  NUMBER  at	1st line of first page printed
	      (see +FIRST_PAGE)

       -o MARGIN, --indent=MARGIN
	      offset each line with MARGIN (zero) spaces, do not affect	-w  or
	      -W, MARGIN will be added to PAGE_WIDTH

       -r, --no-file-warnings
	      omit warning when	a file cannot be opened

       -s[CHAR],--separator[=CHAR]
	      separate	columns	by a single character, default for CHAR	is the
	      <TAB> character without -w and 'no char' with -w -s[CHAR]	 turns
	      off  line	 truncation  of	all 3 column options (-COLUMN|-a -COL-
	      UMN|-m) except -w	is set

       -SSTRING, --sep-string[=STRING]
	      separate columns by STRING, without -S: Default separator	 <TAB>
	      with -J and <space> otherwise (same as -S" "), no	effect on col-
	      umn options

       -t, --omit-header omit page headers and trailers

       -T, --omit-pagination
	      omit page	headers	and trailers, eliminate	any pagination by form
	      feeds set	in input files

       -v, --show-nonprinting
	      use octal	backslash notation

       -w PAGE_WIDTH, --width=PAGE_WIDTH
	      set  page	width to PAGE_WIDTH (72) characters for	multiple text-
	      column output only, -s[char] turns off (72)

       -W PAGE_WIDTH, --page-width=PAGE_WIDTH
	      set page width to	PAGE_WIDTH (72)	 characters  always,  truncate
	      lines, except -J option is set, no interference with -S or -s

       --help display this help	and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       -T  implied  by	-l  nn when nn <= 10 or	<= 3 with -F. With no FILE, or
       when FILE is -, read standard input.

AUTHOR
       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.

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 PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       The full	documentation for pr is	maintained as a	 Texinfo  manual.   If
       the  info and pr	programs are properly installed	at your	site, the com-
       mand

	      info pr

       should give you access to the complete manual.

pr (coreutils) 4.5.3		 February 2003				 PR(1)

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