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printf format [val ...]

ksh93 only.Formatted printing, like the ANSI C printf function.

Additional Format Letters


Expand escape sequences in strings (e.g., \t to tab, and so on).


An additional period and the output base can follow the precision (e.g., %5.3.6d to produce output in base 6).


Translate egrep extended regular expression into ksh pattern.


Print a quoted string that can be reread later on.

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