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PRINTF(1)			      FSF			     PRINTF(1)

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 su-
       percede the version described here. Please refer	to your	shell's	 docu-
       mentation 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-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 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.

GNU coreutils 4.5.3		 February 2003			     PRINTF(1)

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