Manual page for PRINTF(1L)
printf - format and print data
This manual page
documents the GNU version of
string, interpreting `%' directives and `\' escapes in the same way
as the C `printf' function. The
argument is re-used as many times as necessary to convert all of the
interprets `\0ooo' as a an octal
number (`ooo' is 0 to 3 digits) specifying a character to print, and
`\xhhh' as a hexadecimal number (`hhh' is 1 to 3 digits) specifying a
character to print. It has an additional escape, `\c', which causes
to produce no further output, and an additional directive, `%b',
which prints its argument string with `\' escapes interpreted the way
they are in the
is invoked with exactly one argument, the following options are recognized:
Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.
Print version information on standard output then exit successfully.
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© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97