PR linux command manual

PR(1)                          User Commands                           PR(1)

       pr - convert text files for printing

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

       Paginate or columnate FILE(s) for printing.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long options are mandatory for short options

              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 -COL-

       -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 with-
              out -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

              separate columns by a single character, default for CHAR is the
               character without -w and 'no char' with -w -s[CHAR] turns
              off  line  truncation of all 3 column options (-COLUMN|-a -COL-
              UMN|-m) except -w is set

       -SSTRING, --sep-string[=STRING]
              separate columns by STRING, without -S: Default separator 
              with  -J  and    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

              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.

       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.

       Report bugs to .

       Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying  conditions.   There
       is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU-

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

              info coreutils pr

       should give you access to the complete manual.

pr (coreutils) 5.2.1               May 2004                             PR(1)