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       numfmt - Convert numbers from/to human-readable strings


       numfmt [OPTION]... [NUMBER]...


       Reformat NUMBER(s), or the numbers from standard input if none are specified.

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

              print warnings about invalid input

       -d, --delimiter=X
              use X instead of whitespace for field delimiter

              replace the number in input field N (default is 1)

              use printf style floating-point FORMAT; see FORMAT below for details

              auto-scale input numbers to UNITs; default is 'none'; see UNIT below

              specify the input unit size (instead of the default 1)

              use locale-defined grouping of digits, e.g. 1,000,000 (which means it has no effect
              in the C/POSIX locale)

              print (without converting) the first N  header  lines;  N  defaults  to  1  if  not

              failure mode for invalid numbers: MODE can be: abort (default), fail, warn, ignore

              pad  the  output  to  N  characters;  positive  N will right-align; negative N will
              left-align; padding is ignored if the output is wider than N;  the  default  is  to
              automatically pad if a whitespace is found

              use METHOD for rounding when scaling; METHOD can be: up, down, from-zero (default),
              towards-zero, nearest

              add SUFFIX to output numbers, and accept optional SUFFIX in input numbers

              auto-scale output numbers to UNITs; see UNIT below

              the output unit size (instead of the default 1)

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

   UNIT options:
       none   no auto-scaling is done; suffixes will trigger an error

       auto   accept optional single/two letter suffix:

              1K = 1000, 1Ki = 1024, 1M = 1000000, 1Mi = 1048576,

       si     accept optional single letter suffix:

              1K = 1000, 1M = 1000000, ...

       iec    accept optional single letter suffix:

              1K = 1024, 1M = 1048576, ...

       iec-i  accept optional two-letter suffix:

              1Ki = 1024, 1Mi = 1048576, ...

       FORMAT must be suitable for printing one floating-point  argument  '%f'.   Optional  quote
       (%'f)  will  enable  --grouping  (if  supported  by current locale).  Optional width value
       (%10f) will pad output. Optional negative width values (%-10f) will left-pad output.

       Exit status is 0 if all input numbers were successfully  converted.   By  default,  numfmt
       will  stop  at  the  first  conversion  error with exit status 2.  With --invalid='fail' a
       warning  is  printed  for  each  conversion  error  and  the  exit  status  is  2.    With
       --invalid='warn'  each  conversion  error  is  diagnosed,  but the exit status is 0.  With
       --invalid='ignore' conversion errors are not diagnosed and the exit status is 0.


              $ numfmt --to=si 1000

              -> "1.0K"

              $ numfmt --to=iec 2048

              -> "2.0K"

              $ numfmt --to=iec-i 4096

              -> "4.0Ki"

              $ echo 1K | numfmt --from=si

              -> "1000"

              $ echo 1K | numfmt --from=iec

              -> "1024"

              $ df | numfmt --header --field 2 --to=si
              $ ls -l | numfmt --header --field 5 --to=iec
              $ ls -lh | numfmt --header --field 5 --from=iec --padding=10
              $ ls -lh | numfmt --header --field 5 --from=iec --format %10f


       Written by Assaf Gordon.


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

              info coreutils 'numfmt invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.