printf - format and print data
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of printf which will supercede
the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation
for details about the options it supports.
Print ARGUMENT(s) according to FORMAT.
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
FORMAT controls the output as in C printf. Interpreted sequences are:
character with octal value NNN (1 to 3 digits)
produce no further output
byte with hexadecimal value NN (1 to 2 digits)
character with hexadecimal value NNNN (4 digits)
character with hexadecimal value NNNNNNNN (8 digits)
a single %
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.
Written by David MacKenzie.
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The full documentation for
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils printf
should give you access to the complete manual.
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