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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
              -COLUMN

       -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
              without -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
              alignment, --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
              -COLUMN|-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
              column 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
       command

              info pr

       should give you access to the complete manual.

pr (coreutils) 4.5.3             February 2003                           PR(1)

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