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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 19:01:20 -0500
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On 12/21/21 6:48 PM, fatiparty@tutanota.com wrote:

    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.

It's a builtin that behaves the same as, with additions, as the standalone
version. There's no need to duplicate that information; the differences are
what's important to put in the man page.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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