printf man page on JazzOS
PRINTF(1) User Commands PRINTF(1)
printf - format and print data
printf FORMAT [ARGUMENT]...
Print ARGUMENT(s) according to FORMAT.
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
FORMAT controls the output as in C printf. Interpreted sequences are:
\" double quote
\NNN character with octal value NNN (1 to 3 digits)
\a alert (BEL)
\c produce no further output
\f form feed
\n new line
\r carriage return
\t horizontal tab
\v vertical tab
\xHH byte with hexadecimal value HH (1 to 2 digits)
\uHHHH Unicode (ISO/IEC 10646) character with hex value HHHH (4 digits)
Unicode character with hex value HHHHHHHH (8 digits)
%% a single %
%b ARGUMENT as a string with `\' escapes interpreted,
except that octal escapes are of the form \0 or \0NNN
and all C format specifications ending with one of diouxXfeEgGcs, with
ARGUMENTs converted to proper type first. Variable widths are handled.
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of printf, which usually
supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's
documentation for details about the options it supports.
Written by David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the
extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for printf is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and printf programs are properly installed at your site,
should give you access to the complete manual.
printf 6.4 October 2006 PRINTF(1)
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