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 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
              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)

       -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

              separate  columns by a single character, default for CHAR is the
               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

       -SSTRING, --sep-string[=STRING]
              separate columns by STRING, without -S: Default separator  
              with -J and  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 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

              output version information and exit

       -t  is  implied if PAGE_LENGTH <= 10.  With no FILE, or when FILE is -,
       read standard input.

       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.

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       Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.   License  GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later .
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

       The full documentation for pr is maintained as a  Texinfo  manual.   If
       the  info and pr programs are properly installed at your site, the com‐

              info coreutils 'pr invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 7.4               September 2010                           PR(1)