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NAME

       od - dump files in octal and other formats

SYNOPSIS

       od [OPTION]... [FILE]...
       od [-abcdfilosx]... [FILE] [[+]OFFSET[.][b]]
       od --traditional [OPTION]... [FILE] [[+]OFFSET[.][b] [+][LABEL][.][b]]

DESCRIPTION

       Write  an  unambiguous representation, octal bytes by default, of FILE to standard output.
       With more than one FILE argument, concatenate them in the listed order to form the  input.
       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

       All arguments to long options are mandatory for short options.

       -A, --address-radix=RADIX
              decide how file offsets are printed

       -j, --skip-bytes=BYTES
              skip BYTES input bytes first

       -N, --read-bytes=BYTES
              limit dump to BYTES input bytes

       -S, --strings[=BYTES]
              output strings of at least BYTES graphic chars

       -t, --format=TYPE
              select output format or formats

       -v, --output-duplicates
              do not use * to mark line suppression

       -w, --width[=BYTES]
              output BYTES bytes per output line

       --traditional
              accept arguments in traditional form

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

   Traditional format specifications may be intermixed; they accumulate:
       -a     same as -t a,  select named characters, ignoring high-order bit

       -b     same as -t o1, select octal bytes

       -c     same as -t c,  select ASCII characters or backslash escapes

       -d     same as -t u2, select unsigned decimal 2-byte units

       -f     same as -t fF, select floats

       -i     same as -t dI, select decimal ints

       -l     same as -t dL, select decimal longs

       -o     same as -t o2, select octal 2-byte units

       -s     same as -t d2, select decimal 2-byte units

       -x     same as -t x2, select hexadecimal 2-byte units

       If  first  and  second  call  formats both apply, the second format is assumed if the last
       operand begins with + or (if there are 2 operands) a digit.  An OFFSET  operand  means  -j
       OFFSET.   LABEL  is  the  pseudo-address  at  first byte printed, incremented when dump is
       progressing.  For OFFSET and LABEL, a 0x or 0X prefix indicates hexadecimal; suffixes  may
       be . for octal and b for multiply by 512.

       TYPE is made up of one or more of these specifications:

       a      named character, ignoring high-order bit

       c      ASCII character or backslash escape

       d[SIZE]
              signed decimal, SIZE bytes per integer

       f[SIZE]
              floating point, SIZE bytes per integer

       o[SIZE]
              octal, SIZE bytes per integer

       u[SIZE]
              unsigned decimal, SIZE bytes per integer

       x[SIZE]
              hexadecimal, SIZE bytes per integer

       SIZE  is  a  number.   For  TYPE  in  doux,  SIZE  may  also  be C for sizeof(char), S for
       sizeof(short), I for sizeof(int) or L for sizeof(long).  If TYPE is f, SIZE may also be  F
       for sizeof(float), D for sizeof(double) or L for sizeof(long double).

       RADIX  is  d  for  decimal,  o  for  octal,  x  for  hexadecimal  or n for none.  BYTES is
       hexadecimal with 0x or 0X prefix, and may have a multiplier suffix:  b  512,  kB  1000,  K
       1024,  MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, GB 1000*1000*1000, G 1024*1024*1024, and so on for T, P,
       E, Z, Y.  Adding a z suffix to any type displays printable characters at the end  of  each
       output  line.  Option --string without a number implies 3; option --width without a number
       implies 32.  By default, od uses -A o -t oS -w16.

AUTHOR

       Written by Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report od bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report od translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2011 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

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

              info coreutils 'od invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.