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PRINTF(1)			 User Commands			     PRINTF(1)

NAME
       printf -	format and print data

SYNOPSIS
       printf FORMAT [ARGUMENT]...
       printf OPTION

DESCRIPTION
       Print ARGUMENT(s) according to FORMAT, or execute according to OPTION:

       --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

       \\     backslash

       \a     alert (BEL)

       \b     backspace

       \c     produce no further output

       \e     escape

       \f     form feed

       \n     new line

       \r     carriage return

       \t     horizontal tab

       \v     vertical tab

       \NNN   byte with	octal value NNN	(1 to 3	digits)

       \xHH   byte with	hexadecimal value HH (1	to 2 digits)

       \uHHHH Unicode (ISO/IEC 10646) character	with hex value HHHH (4 digits)

       \UHHHHHHHH
	      Unicode character	with hex value HHHHHHHH	(8 digits)

       %%     a	single %

       %b     ARGUMENT	as  a string with '\' escapes interpreted, except that
	      octal escapes are	of the form \0 or \0NNN

       and all C format	specifications ending with one of diouxXfeEgGcs,  with
       ARGUMENTs converted to proper type first.  Variable widths are handled.

       NOTE:  your shell may have its own version of printf, which usually su-
       persedes	the version described here.  Please refer to your shell's doc-
       umentation for details about the	options	it supports.

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Re-
       port printf translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

AUTHOR
       Written by David	MacKenzie.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software	Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or	later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free	to change and redistribute it.
       There is	NO WARRANTY, to	the extent permitted by	law.

SEE ALSO
       printf(3)

       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 coreutils 'printf invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22		   June	2014			     PRINTF(1)

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