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       pr - convert text files for printing


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


       Paginate or columnate FILE(s) for printing.

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

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

              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 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).  implies -t if PAGE_LENGTH <= 10

       -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

       -S[STRING], --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; implied if PAGE_LENGTH <= 10

       -T, --omit-pagination
              omit page headers and trailers, eliminate any pagination by form feeds set in input

       -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


       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.


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       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO  WARRANTY,
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