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Format specifier for printf in manual

From: fatiparty
Subject: Format specifier for printf in manual
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:48:13 +0100 (CET)

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Dec 21, 2021, 23:35 by chet.ramey@case.edu:

> 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.
Is printf an external program to bash? In this age, one uses a simple search on 
a manual rather
than reading the 200 pages.  

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

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