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PR(1)                            User Commands                           PR(1)

       pr - convert text files for printing

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

       Paginate or columnate FILE(s) for printing.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options

              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(1,8) the columns on each page.

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

       -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 with-
              out -F)

       -h HEADER, --header=HEADER
              use a centered HEADER instead of filename in(1,8) 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(1,8) full lines, turns off -W line truncation, no column align-
              ment, --sep-string[=STRING] sets separators

       -l PAGE_LENGTH, --length=PAGE_LENGTH
              set(7,n,1 builtins) the page length to PAGE_LENGTH (66) lines (default number of
              lines of text 56, and with -F 63)

       -m, --merge
              print all files in(1,8) parallel, one in(1,8) each column, truncate(2,7) lines,
              but join(1,n) lines of full length with -J

       -n[SEP[DIGITS]], --number-lines[=SEP[DIGITS]]
              number lines, use DIGITS (5) digits,  then  SEP  (TAB),  default
              counting starts with 1st line of input file(1,n)

       -N NUMBER, --first-line-number=NUMBER
              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(1,n) cannot be opened

              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 -COL-
              UMN|-m) except -w is set(7,n,1 builtins)

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

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

       -T, --omit-pagination
              omit page headers and trailers, eliminate any pagination by form
              feeds set(7,n,1 builtins) in(1,8) input files

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

       -w PAGE_WIDTH, --width=PAGE_WIDTH
              set(7,n,1 builtins)  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(7,n,1 builtins) page width to PAGE_WIDTH (72)  characters  always,  truncate(2,7)
              lines, except -J option is set(7,n,1 builtins), no interference with -S or -s

       --help display this help and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

              output version(1,3,5) information and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       -T  implied  by  -l  nn when nn <= 10 or <= 3 with -F. With no FILE, or
       when FILE is -, read(2,n,1 builtins) standard input.

       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.

       Report bugs to <>.

       Copyright  2004 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

       The full documentation for pr is maintained as a  Texinfo  manual.   If
       the  info(1,5,n) and pr programs are properly installed at your site, the com-

              info(1,5,n) coreutils pr

       should give you access(2,5) to the complete manual.

pr (coreutils) 5.2.1              March 2004                             PR(1)

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