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SEQ(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual			SEQ(1)

NAME
     seq -- print sequences of numbers

SYNOPSIS
     seq [-w] [-f format] [-s string] [-t string] [first [incr]] last

DESCRIPTION
     The seq utility prints a sequence of numbers, one per line	(default),
     from first	(default 1), to	near last as possible, in increments of	incr
     (default 1).  When	first is larger	than last, the default incr is -1.

     All numbers are interpreted as floating point.

     Normally integer values are printed as decimal integers.

     The seq utility accepts the following options:

     -f	format,	--format format
		   Use a printf(3) style format	to print each number.  Only
		   the A, a, E,	e, F, f, G, g, and % conversion	characters are
		   valid, along	with any optional flags	and an optional	nu-
		   meric minimum field width or	precision.  The	format can
		   contain character escape sequences in backslash notation as
		   defined in ANSI X3.159-1989 ("ANSI C89").  The default is
		   %g.

     -s	string,	--separator string
		   Use string to separate numbers.  The	string can contain
		   character escape sequences in backslash notation as defined
		   in ANSI X3.159-1989 ("ANSI C89").  The default is \n.

     -t	string,	--terminator string
		   Use string to terminate sequence of numbers.	 The string
		   can contain character escape	sequences in backslash nota-
		   tion	as defined in ANSI X3.159-1989 ("ANSI C89").  This op-
		   tion	is useful when the default separator does not contain
		   a \n.

     -w, --fixed-width
		   Equalize the	widths of all numbers by padding with zeros as
		   necessary.  This option has no effect with the -f option.
		   If any sequence numbers will	be printed in exponential no-
		   tation, the default conversion is changed to	%e.

EXIT STATUS
     The seq utility exits 0 on	success, and >0	if an error occurs.

EXAMPLES
	   # seq 1 3
	   1
	   2
	   3

	   # seq 3 1
	   3
	   2
	   1

	   # seq -w 0 .05 .1
	   0.00
	   0.05
	   0.10

SEE ALSO
     jot(1), printf(1),	printf(3)

HISTORY
     The seq command first appeared in Version 8 AT&T UNIX.  A seq command ap-
     peared in NetBSD 3.0, and was ported to FreeBSD 9.0.  This	command	was
     based on the command of the same name in Plan 9 from Bell Labs and	the
     GNU core utilities.  The GNU seq command first appeared in	the 1.13 shell
     utilities release.

BUGS
     The -w option does	not handle the transition from pure floating point to
     exponent representation very well.	 The seq command is not	bug for	bug
     compatible	with other implementations.

BSD				April 30, 2018				   BSD

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