printf - Unix, Linux Command
NAMEprintf - format and print data
SYNOPSISprintf 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:|
|\NNN||character with octal value NNN (1 to 3 digits)|
|\c||produce no further output|
|\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|
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of printf, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shells documentation for details about the options it supports.
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 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.