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PRINT(1)			  Korn Shell			      PRINT(1)

NAME
       print - write arguments to standard output

SYNOPSIS
       print [flags] [string ...]

DESCRIPTION
       By default, print writes	each string operand to standard	output and ap-
       pends a newline character.

       Unless, the -r or -f option is specified, each  \\  character  in  each
       string operand is processed specially as	follows:

	  \\a  Alert character.
	  \\b  Backspace character.
	  \\c  Terminate output	without	appending newline.
	       The remaining string operands are ignored.
	  \\f  Formfeed	character.
	  \\n  Newline character.
	  \\t  Tab character.
	  \\v  Vertical	tab character.
	  \\\\	Backslash character.
	  \\E  Escape character	(ASCII octal 033).
	  \\0*d*  The 8-bit character whose ASCII code is the
		  1, 2,	or 3-digit octal number	d.

       If both -e and -r are specified,	the last one specified is the one that
       is used.

       When the	-f option is specified and there are more string operands than
       format specifiers, the format string is reprocessed from	the beginning.
       If there	are fewer string operands than format  specifiers,  then  out-
       putting will end	at the first unneeded format specifier.

FLAGS
       -e     Unless  -f is specified, process \\ sequences in each string op-
	      erand as described above.	This is	the default behavior.

       -n     Do not append a new-line character to the	output.

       -f format
	      Write the	string arguments using the format string format	and do
	      not append a new-line.  See printf for details on	how to specify
	      format.

       -p     Write to the current co-process instead of standard output.  Ob-
	      solete, use -u p instead.

       -r     Do  not process \\ sequences in each string operand as described
	      above.

       -s     Write the	output as an entry in the shell	history	 file  instead
	      of standard output.

       -u fd  Write  to	 file descriptor number	fd instead of standard output.
	      If fd is p, the co-process output	file descriptor	is used.

       -v     Treat each string	as a variable name and write the value	in  %B
	      format.  Cannot be used with -f.

       -C     Treat  each string as a variable name and	write the value	in %#B
	      format.  Cannot be used with -f.

       -R     Do not use this flag. It's behavior is surprising	and likely  to
	      cause  problems.	The  -R	option will print all subsequent argu-
	      ments and	options	other than -n. That, however, is a gross  sim-
	      plification  of its behavior. For	example, print -Ru2 will cause
	      the -u2 portion to be ignored. Similarly print -R	-n -n val will
	      consume  only  the  first	 -n and	print -n val without a traiing
	      newline.

EXIT STATUS
       0      Successful completion.

       >0     An error occurred.

SEE ALSO
       echo(1),	printf(1), read(1)

AUTHOR
       David J.	Korn, et. al.

COPYRIGHT
       2019, David J. Korn, et.al.

				 Oct 03, 2019			      PRINT(1)

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