NOTE: your shell may have its own version of printf which will supersede the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.
Print ARGUMENT(s) according to FORMAT.
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
FORMAT controls the output as in C printf. Interpreted sequences are:
character with octal value NNN (0 to 3 digits)
produce no further output
byte with hexadecimal value NNN (1 to 3 digits)
character with hexadecimal value NNNN (4 digits)
character with hexadecimal value NNNNNNNN (8 digits)
a single %
ARGUMENT as a string with `' escapes interpreted
The full documentation for printf is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and printf programs are properly installed at your site, the command