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

          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

   -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 <=

   -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 files

   -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.


   GNU coreutils online help: <>
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   Copyright  2016 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.


   Full documentation at: <>
   or available locally via: info '(coreutils) pr invocation'


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