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printf

printf format [val ...]

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

Additional Format Letters

%b

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

%d

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

%P

Translate egrep extended regular expression into ksh pattern.

%q

Print a quoted string that can be reread later on.


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