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pr



SYNOPSIS

       pr [OPTION]... [FILE]...


DESCRIPTION

       Paginate or columnate FILE(s) for printing.

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

       +FIRST_PAGE[:LAST_PAGE], --pages=FIRST_PAGE[:LAST_PAGE]
              begin [stop] printing with page FIRST_[LAST_]PAGE

       -COLUMN, --columns=COLUMN
              output  COLUMN  columns  and  print  columns  down,
              unless  -a  is used. Balance number of lines in the
              columns on each page.

       -a, --across
              print  columns  across  rather  than   down,   used
              together with -COLUMN

       -c, --show-control-chars
              use hat notation (^G) and octal backslash notation

       -d, --double-space
              double space the output

       -D, --date-format=FORMAT
              use FORMAT for the header date

       -e[CHAR[WIDTH]], --expand-tabs[=CHAR[WIDTH]]
              expand input CHARs (TABs) to tab WIDTH (8)

       -F, -f, --form-feed
              use  form  feeds  instead  of  newlines to separate
              pages (by a 3-line page header with -F or a  5-line
              header and trailer without -F)

       -h HEADER, --header=HEADER
              use  a  centered HEADER instead of filename in page
              header, -h "" prints a blank line, don't use -h""

       -i[CHAR[WIDTH]], --output-tabs[=CHAR[WIDTH]]
              replace spaces with CHARs (TABs) to tab WIDTH (8)

       -J, --join-lines
              merge full lines, turns off -W line truncation,  no
              column  alignment, --sep-string[=STRING] sets sepa­
              rators

       -l PAGE_LENGTH, --length=PAGE_LENGTH
              set the  page  length  to  PAGE_LENGTH  (66)  lines
              start counting with NUMBER at  1st  line  of  first
              page printed (see +FIRST_PAGE)

       -o MARGIN, --indent=MARGIN
              offset  each line with MARGIN (zero) spaces, do not
              affect -w or -W, MARGIN will be added to PAGE_WIDTH

       -r, --no-file-warnings
              omit warning when a file cannot be opened

       -s[CHAR],--separator[=CHAR]
              separate columns by a single character, default for
              CHAR is the <TAB>  character  without  -w  and  'no
              char' with -w -s[CHAR] turns off line truncation of
              all 3 column options (-COLUMN|-a -COLUMN|-m) except
              -w is set

       -SSTRING, --sep-string[=STRING]
              separate  columns  by  STRING,  without -S: Default
              separator <TAB> with -J and <space> otherwise (same
              as -S" "), no effect on column options

       -t, --omit-header omit page headers and trailers

       -T, --omit-pagination
              omit page headers and trailers, eliminate any pagi­
              nation by form feeds set in input files

       -v, --show-nonprinting
              use octal backslash notation

       -w PAGE_WIDTH, --width=PAGE_WIDTH
              set page width to PAGE_WIDTH  (72)  characters  for
              multiple  text-column  output  only, -s[char] turns
              off (72)

       -W PAGE_WIDTH, --page-width=PAGE_WIDTH
              set  page  width  to  PAGE_WIDTH  (72)   characters
              always, truncate lines, except -J option is set, no
              interference with -S or -s

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       -T implied by -l nn when nn <= 10 or <= 3 with -F. With no
       FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.


AUTHOR

       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.

              info pr

       should give you access to the complete manual.

pr (coreutils) 5.0          March 2003                      PR(1)
  




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