pr

Prepare files for printing, printing and pagination filter for text files.
When multiple input files are specified, each is read, formatted, and written to standard output.

SYNTAX
      pr [options] [file ...]

OPTIONS

  +beg_pag[:end-pag], 
  --pages=[beg_pag[:end-pag]
      Begin printing on page beg_pag and end on end-pag if specified.

  -num_cols
   --columns=num_cols
      Print in num_cols number of columns, balancing the number of lines
      in the columns on each page.

  -a
  --across
      Print columns horizontally, not vertically.

  -c
  --show-control-chars
      Convert control characters to hat notation (such as ^C) and other unprintable characters to octal backslash format.
  -d
  --double-space
      Double space.

  -e[tab-char[width]]
  --expand-tabs=[tab-char[width]]
      Convert tabs (or tab-chars) to spaces.
      If width is specified, convert tabs to width characters (default is 8).

  -f
  -F
  --form-feed
      Separate pages with form feeds, not newlines.

  -h header
  --header=header
      Use header for the header instead of the filename.

  -i[out-tab-char[out-tab-width]]
  --output-tabs[=out-tab-char[out-tab-width]]
      Replace spaces with tabs on output. Can specify alternative tab character (default is tab) and width (default is 8).

  -J
  --join-lines
      Merge full lines; ignore -W if set.

  -l lines
  --length=lines
      Set page length to lines (default 66). If lines is less than 10, omit headers and footers.

  -m
  --merge
    Print all files, one file per column.

  -n[delimiter[digits]]
  --number-lines[=delimiter[digits]]
      Number columns, or, with the -m option, number lines.
      Append delimiter to each number (default is a tab) and limit
      the size of numbers to digits (default is 5).

  -o width
  --indent=width
      Set left margin to width.

  -r
  --no-file-warnings
      Continue silently when unable to open an input file.

  -s[delimiter]
  --separator[=delimiter]
      Separate columns with delimiter (default is a tab) instead of spaces.

  -S[string]
  --sep-string[=string]
      Separate columns with string. Default is a tab with -J and a space otherwise.

  -t
  --omit-header
      Suppress headers, footers, and fills at end of pages.

  -T
  --omit-pagination
      Like -t but also suppress form feeds.

  -v
  --show-non-printing
      Convert unprintable characters to octal backslash format.

  -w page_width
  --width=page_width
      Set the page width to page_width characters for multi-column output.
      Default is 72.

  -W page_width
  --page-width=page_width
      Set the page width to always be page_width characters.
      Default is 72.

  file
      A pathname of a file to be printed.
      If no file operands are specified, or if a file operand is `-',
      the standard input is used.

  --help
      Print a help message and then exit.

  --version
      Print version information and then exit.

“We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Related commands:

cat - Display the contents of a file
more - Display output one screen at a time
Equivalent Windows commands: PRINT - Print a file


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