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    Command:

    printf

    
    
    

    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.
    
    
    

    COPYRIGHT

           Copyright (C) 2010 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 8.4 November 2015 PRINTF(1)

    
    
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