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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=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 PAGE_LENGTH, --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 NUMBER, --first-line-number=NUMBER
              start  counting  with  NUMBER  at 1st line of first page printed
              (see +FIRST_PAGE)

       -o MARGIN, --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 PAGE_WIDTH, --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=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

       -T  implied  by  -l  nn when nn <= 10 or <= 3 with -F. With no FILE, or
       when FILE is -, read standard input.

AUTHOR

       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies  of  it  under  the
       terms       of       the      GNU      General      Public      License
       <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.  There is NO WARRANTY,  to  the
       extent permitted 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 pr

       should give you access to the complete manual.