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Re: Format specifier for printf in manual

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Format specifier for printf in manual
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 18:35:54 -0500
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On 12/21/21 6:12 PM, fatiparty--- via Bug reports for the GNU Bourne Again SHell wrote:

It is still something that needs fixing.  Cannot see that it is described in 
the bash manual.  No mention of %s %d %o and related things.  Certainly not in 
the link you included.

It's not a bug. There is no need to duplicate information from printf(1)
and printf(3) in the bash man page. That's how you push the man `page'
over 200 pages.

If you want to read about the format specifiers, the first link from
Lawrence's message is authoritative.

On my system, `man -s 1 printf' and `man -s 3 printf' produce the information you want.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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