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NAME
       pr - convert text files for printing

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

DESCRIPTION
       Paginate or columnate FILE(s) for printing.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       +FIRST_PAGE[:LAST_PAGE], --pages=FIRST_PAGE[:LAST_PAGE]
	      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-
	      UMN

       -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
	      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 align-
	      ment, --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)

       -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 -COL-
	      UMN|-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 col-
	      umn 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, --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

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       -t  is  implied if PAGE_LENGTH <= 10.  With no FILE, or when FILE is -,
       read standard input.

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report pr translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

AUTHOR
       Written by Pete TerMaat and Roland Huebner.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free  to	change	and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       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-
       mand

	      info coreutils 'pr invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22		 November 2020				 PR(1)