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Manual Reference Pages  -  GPR (1)

NAME

pr - convert text files for printing

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

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 -COLUMN
-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 without -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 alignment, --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 column 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 © 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 \(aq(coreutils) pr invocation\(aq
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