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nl



SYNOPSIS

       nl [OPTION]... [FILE]...


DESCRIPTION

       Write  each  FILE  to  standard  output, with line numbers
       added.  With no FILE, or when FILE  is  -,  read  standard
       input.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options  are mandatory for
       short options too.

       -b, --body-numbering=STYLE
              use STYLE for numbering body lines

       -d, --section-delimiter=CC
              use CC for separating logical pages

       -f, --footer-numbering=STYLE
              use STYLE for numbering footer lines

       -h, --header-numbering=STYLE
              use STYLE for numbering header lines

       -i, --page-increment=NUMBER
              line number increment at each line

       -l, --join-blank-lines=NUMBER
              group of NUMBER empty lines counted as one

       -n, --number-format=FORMAT
              insert line numbers according to FORMAT

       -p, --no-renumber
              do not reset line numbers at logical pages

       -s, --number-separator=STRING
              add STRING after (possible) line number

       -v, --first-page=NUMBER
              first line number on each logical page

       -w, --number-width=NUMBER
              use NUMBER columns for line numbers

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       By default, selects -v1 -i1 -l1 -sTAB  -w6  -nrn  -hn  -bt
       -fn.  CC are two delimiter characters for separating logi­
       cal pages, a missing second character implies :.  Type  \\

       rn     right justified, no leading zeros

       rz     right justified, leading zeros


AUTHOR

       Written by Scott Bartram and David MacKenzie.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This  is  free software; see the source for copying condi­
       tions.  There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY
       or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

       The  full  documentation for nl is maintained as a Texinfo
       manual.   If  the  info  and  nl  programs  are   properly
       installed at your site, the command

              info nl

       should give you access to the complete manual.

nl (coreutils) 5.0          March 2003                      NL(1)
  

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