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       nl - number lines of files


       nl [OPTION]... [FILE]...


       Write  each  FILE to standard output, with line numbers added.  With no FILE, or when FILE
       is -, read standard input.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

       -b, --body-numbering=STYLE
              use STYLE for numbering body lines

       -d, --section-delimiter=CC
              use CC for separating logical pages

       -f, --footer-numbering=STYLE
              use STYLE for numbering footer lines

       -h, --header-numbering=STYLE
              use STYLE for numbering header lines

       -i, --line-increment=NUMBER
              line number increment at each line

       -l, --join-blank-lines=NUMBER
              group of NUMBER empty lines counted as one

       -n, --number-format=FORMAT
              insert line numbers according to FORMAT

       -p, --no-renumber
              do not reset line numbers at logical pages

       -s, --number-separator=STRING
              add STRING after (possible) line number

       -v, --starting-line-number=NUMBER
              first line number on each logical page

       -w, --number-width=NUMBER
              use NUMBER columns for line numbers

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       By default, selects -v1 -i1 -l1 -sTAB  -w6  -nrn  -hn  -bt  -fn.   CC  are  two  delimiter
       characters  for  separating  logical pages, a missing second character implies :.  Type \\
       for \.  STYLE is one of:

       a      number all lines

       t      number only nonempty lines

       n      number no lines

       pBRE   number only lines that contain a match for the basic regular expression, BRE

       FORMAT is one of:

       ln     left justified, no leading zeros

       rn     right justified, no leading zeros

       rz     right justified, leading zeros


       Written by Scott Bartram and David MacKenzie.


       Report nl bugs to
       GNU coreutils home page: <>
       General help using GNU software: <>
       Report nl translation bugs to <>


       Copyright © 2013 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 nl is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.   If  the  info  and  nl
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info coreutils 'nl invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.