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NAME
       pr - convert text files for printing

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

DESCRIPTION
       Paginate or columnate FILE(s) for printing.

       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 separa-
              tors

       -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

       -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

       -SSTRING, --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

       -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 inter-
              ference with -S or -s

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

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

AUTHOR
       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report pr bugs to bug-coreutilsATgnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>;
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>;
       Report pr translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>;

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  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 permit-
       ted by law.

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

              info coreutils 'pr invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.4                 March 2017                             PR(1)