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NAME

       pr - convert text files for printing


SYNOPSIS

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


DESCRIPTION

       Paginate or columnate FILE(s) for printing.

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

       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 -COL-
              UMN

       -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
              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 align-
              ment, --sep-string[=STRING] sets separators

       -l, --length=PAGE_LENGTH
              set the page length to PAGE_LENGTH (66) lines (default number of
              lines of text 56, and with -F 63).  implies -t if PAGE_LENGTH <=
              10

       -m, --merge
              print all files in parallel, one in each column, truncate lines,
              but join 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

       -N, --first-line-number=NUMBER
              start counting with NUMBER at 1st line  of  first  page  printed
              (see +FIRST_PAGE)

       -o, --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

       -S[STRING], --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; implied if PAGE_LENGTH <= 10

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

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

       -w, --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
              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


AUTHOR

       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.


REPORTING BUGS

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report pr translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2016 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

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/pr>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) pr invocation'



GNU coreutils 8.26               November 2016                           pr(1)

coreutils 8.26 - Generated Fri Jan 6 09:21:10 CST 2017
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