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Manual Reference Pages  -  GNL (1)

NAME

nl - number lines of files

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

nl [\,OPTION\/]... [\,FILE\/]...

DESCRIPTION

Write each FILE to standard output, with line numbers added.

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

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
-b, --body-numbering=\,STYLE\/
  use STYLE for numbering body lines
-d, --section-delimiter=\,CC\/
  use CC for separating logical pages
-f, --footer-numbering=\,STYLE\/
  use STYLE for numbering footer lines
-h, --header-numbering=\,STYLE\/
  use STYLE for numbering header lines
-i, --line-increment=\,NUMBER\/
  line number increment at each line
-l, --join-blank-lines=\,NUMBER\/
  group of NUMBER empty lines counted as one
-n, --number-format=\,FORMAT\/
  insert line numbers according to FORMAT
-p, --no-renumber
  do not reset line numbers at logical pages
-s, --number-separator=\,STRING\/
  add STRING after (possible) line number
-v, --starting-line-number=\,NUMBER\/
  first line number on each logical page
-w, --number-width=\,NUMBER\/
  use NUMBER columns for line numbers
--help display this help and exit
--version
  output version information and exit
By default, selects -v1 -i1 -l1 -sTAB -w6 -nrn -hn -bt -fn. CC are two delimiter characters for separating logical pages, a missing second character implies :. Type \\ for \. STYLE is one of:
a number all lines
t number only nonempty lines
n number no lines
pBRE number only lines that contain a match for the basic regular expression, BRE
FORMAT is one of:
ln left justified, no leading zeros
rn right justified, no leading zeros
rz right justified, leading zeros

AUTHOR

Written by Scott Bartram and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 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/nl>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) nl invocation\(aq
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