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User Commands                                               nl(1)

NAME

nl - line numbering filter

SYNOPSIS

/usr/bin/nl [ -p ] [ -b [ type ] ] [ -d [ delim ] ] [ -f [ type ] ] [ -h [ type ] ] [ -i [ incr ] ] [ -l [ num ] ] [ -n [ format ] ] [ -s [ sep ] ] [ -w [ width ] ] [ -v [ startnum ] ] [ file ] /usr/xpg4/bin/nl [ -p ] [ -b type ] [ -d delim ] [ -f type ] [ -h type ] [ -i incr ] [ -l num ] [ -n format ] [ -s sep ] [ -w width ] [ -v startnum ] [ file ]

DESCRIPTION

The nl command reads lines from the named file, or the stan- dard input if no file is named, and reproduces the lines on the standard output. Lines are numbered on the left in accordance with the command options in effect. nl views the text it reads in terms of logical pages. Line numbering is reset at the start of each logical page. A log- ical page consists of a header, a body, and a footer sec- tion. Empty sections are valid. Different line numbering options are independently available for header, body, and footer. For example, -bt (the default) numbers non-blank lines in the body section and does not number any lines in the header and footer sections. The start of logical page sections are signaled by input lines containing nothing but the following delimiter character(s): Line contents Start Of \:\:\: header \:\: body \: footer Unless optioned otherwise, nl assumes the text being read is in a single logical page body.

OPTIONS

Command options may appear in any order and may be intermin- gled with an optional file name. Only one file may be named. The specified default is used when the option is not entered on the command line. /usr/xpg4/bin/nl options require option arguments. A SPACE character may separate options from option arguments. /usr/bin/nl options may have option argu- ments. If option-arguments of /usr/bin/nl options are not specified, these options result in the default. The sup- ported options are: SunOS 5.8 Last change: 28 Mar 1995 1 User Commands nl(1) -btype Specifies which logical page body lines are to be num- bered. Recognized types and their meanings are: a number all lines t number all non-empty lines. n no line numbering pexp number only lines that contain the regular expression specified in exp; see NOTES below. Default type for logical page body is t (text lines num- bered). -ftype Same as -btype except for footer. Default type for logical page footer is n (no lines numbered). -ddelim The two delimiter characters specifying the start of a logical page section may be changed from the default characters (\:) to two user-specified characters. If only one character is entered, the second character remains the default character (:). No space should appear between the -d and the delimiter characters. To enter a backslash, use two backslashes. -htype Same as -btype except for header. Default type for logical page header is n (no lines numbered). -iincr incr is the increment value used to number logical page lines. Default incr is 1. -lnum num is the number of blank lines to be considered as one. For example, -l2 results in only the second adja- cent blank being numbered (if the appropriate -ha, -ba, and/or -fa option is set). Default num is 1. -nformat format is the line numbering format. Recognized values are: ln left justified, leading zeroes suppressed rn right justified, leading zeroes suppressed rz right justified, leading zeroes kept SunOS 5.8 Last change: 28 Mar 1995 2 User Commands nl(1) Default format is rn (right justified). -p Do not restart numbering at logical page delimiters. -ssep sep is the character(s) used in separating the line number and the corresponding text line. Default sep is a TAB. -vstartnum startnum is the initial value used to number logical page lines. Default startnum is 1. -wwidth width is the number of characters to be used for the line number. Default width is 6.

OPERANDS

The following operand is supported: file A path name of a text file to be line-numbered.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: An example of the nl command. The command: example% nl -v10 -i10 -d!+ filename1 will cause the first line of the page body to be numbered 10, the second line of the page body to be numbered 20, the third 30, and so forth. The logical page delimiters are !+.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of nl: LC_COLLATE, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. >0 An error occurred.

FILES

/usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_COLLATE/CollTable collation table generated by localedef /usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_COLLATE/coll.so shared object containing string transformation library routines SunOS 5.8 Last change: 28 Mar 1995 3 User Commands nl(1)

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: /usr/bin/nl ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWesu | |_____________________________|_____________________________| /usr/xpg4/bin/nl ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWxcu4 | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

pr(1), attributes(5), environ(5), regex(5), regexp(5)

NOTES

Internationalized Regular Expressions are used in the POSIX and "C" locales. In other locales, Internationalized Regular Expressions are used if the following two conditions are met: o /usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_COLLATE/CollTable is present o /usr/lib/locale/locale/LC_COLLATE/coll.so is not present; otherwise, Simple Regular Expressions are used. Internationalized Regular Expressions are explained on regex(5). Simple Regular Expressions are explained on regexp(5). SunOS 5.8 Last change: 28 Mar 1995 4