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+otherwise it is evaluated as a C constant, with the following extensions: +.Bl -bullet -offset indent +.It +A leading plus or minus sign is allowed. +.It +If the leading character is a single or double quote, the value is the +.Tn ASCII +code of the next character. +.El +.Pp +The format string is reused as often as necessary to satisfy the arguments. +Any extra format specifications are evaluated with zero or the null +string. +.Pp +Character escape sequences are in backslash notation as defined in +.St -ansiC . +The characters and their meanings are as follows: +.Pp +.Bl -tag -width Ds -offset indent -compact +.It Cm \ee +Write an <escape> character. +.It Cm \ea +Write a <bell> character. +.It Cm \eb +Write a <backspace> character. +.It Cm \ef +Write a <form-feed> character. +.It Cm \en +Write a <new-line> character. +.It Cm \er +Write a <carriage return> character. +.It Cm \et +Write a <tab> character. +.It Cm \ev +Write a <vertical tab> character. +.It Cm \e\' +Write a <single quote> character. +.It Cm \e\e +Write a backslash character. +.It Cm \e Ns Ar num +Write an 8-bit character whose +.Tn ASCII +value is the 1-, 2-, or 3-digit +octal number +.Ar num . +.El +.Pp +Each format specification is introduced by the percent +.Pq Sq \&% +character. +The remainder of the format specifiers include, +in the following order: +.Bl -tag -width Ds +.It "Zero or more of the following flags:" +.Bl -tag -width Ds +.It Cm # +Specifies that the value should be printed in an +.Dq alternate form . +For the +.Cm o +format the precision of the number is increased to force the first +character of the output string to a zero. +For the +.Cm x +.Pq Cm X +format, a non-zero result has the string +.Li 0x +.Pq Li 0X +prepended to it. +For +.Cm a , +.Cm A , +.Cm e , +.Cm E , +.Cm f , +.Cm F , +.Cm g , +and +.Cm G +formats, the result will always contain a decimal point, even if no +digits follow the point (normally, a decimal point only appears in the +results of those formats if a digit follows the decimal point). +For +.Cm g +and +.Cm G +formats, trailing zeros are not removed from the result as they +would otherwise be. +For all other formats, behaviour is undefined. +.It Cm \&\- +Specifies the +.Em left adjustment +of the output in the indicated field. +.It Cm \&+ +Specifies that there should always be +a sign placed before the number when using signed formats. +.It Sq \&\ \& +A space specifies that a blank should be left before a positive number +for a signed format. +A +.Ql + +overrides a space if both are used. +.It Cm \&0 +A zero character specifies that zero-padding should be used +rather than blank-padding. +This flag is ignored if used with a precision +specifier and any of the +.Cm d , i , o , u , +or +.Cm x +.Pq Cm X +formats. +A +.Ql \&- +overrides a +.Ql \&0 +if both are used. +.El +.It "Field Width:" +An optional digit string specifying a +.Em field width ; +if the output string has fewer characters than the field width it will +be blank-padded on the left (or right, if the left-adjustment indicator +has been given) to make up the field width (note that a leading zero +is a flag, but an embedded zero is part of a field width). +.It Precision: +An optional period +.Pq Sq \&. , +followed by an optional digit string giving a +.Em precision +which specifies the number of digits to appear after the decimal point, +for +.Cm e +and +.Cm f +formats, or the maximum number of characters to be printed +from a string; if the digit string is missing, the precision is treated +as zero. +.It Format: +A character which indicates the type of format to use (one of +.Cm diouxXfFeEgGaAbcs ) . +.El +.Pp +A field width or precision may be +.Ql \&* +instead of a digit string. +In this case an +.Ar argument +supplies the field width or precision. +.Pp +The format characters and their meanings are: +.Bl -tag -width Fl +.It Cm diouXx +The +.Ar argument +is printed as a signed decimal +.Pq Cm d No or Cm i , +unsigned octal, unsigned decimal, +or unsigned hexadecimal +.Pq Cm x No or Cm X , +respectively. +.It Cm fF +The +.Ar argument +is printed in the style +.Sm off +.Pf [\-]ddd Cm \&. No ddd +.Sm on +where the number of d's +after the decimal point is equal to the precision specification for +the argument. +If the precision is missing, 6 digits are given; if the precision +is explicitly 0, no digits and no decimal point are printed. +.Pp +If the argument is infinity, it will be converted to [-]inf +.Pq Cm f +or [-]INF +.Pq Cm F , +respectively. +If the argument is not-a-number (NaN), it will be converted to +[-]nan +.Pq Cm f +or [-]NAN +.Pq Cm F , +respectively. +.It Cm eE +The +.Ar argument +is printed in the style +.Sm off +.Pf [\-]d Cm \&. No ddd Cm e No \*(Pmdd +.Sm on +where there +is one digit before the decimal point and the number after is equal to +the precision specification for the argument; when the precision is +missing, 6 digits are produced. +An upper-case +.Sq E +is used for an +.Cm E +format. +.Pp +If the argument is infinity, it will be converted to [-]inf +.Pq Cm e +or [-]INF +.Pq Cm E , +respectively. +If the argument is not-a-number (NaN), it will be converted to +[-]nan +.Pq Cm e +or [-]NAN +.Pq Cm E , +respectively. +.It Cm gG +The +.Ar argument +is printed in style +.Cm f +or in style +.Cm e +.Pq Cm E +whichever gives full precision in minimum space. +.Pp +If the argument is infinity, it will be converted to [-]inf +.Pq Cm g +or [-]INF +.Pq Cm G , +respectively. +If the argument is not-a-number (NaN), it will be converted to +[-]nan +.Pq Cm g +or [-]NAN +.Pq Cm G , +respectively. +.It Cm aA +The +.Ar argument +is printed in style +.Sm off +.Pf [\-]0xh Cm \&. No hhh Cm p No [\*(Pm]d +.Sm on +where there is one digit before the hexadecimal point and the number +after is equal to the precision specification for the argument. +When the precision is missing, enough digits are produced to convey +the argument's exact double-precision floating-point representation. +.Pp +If the argument is infinity, it will be converted to [-]inf +.Pq Cm a +or [-]INF +.Pq Cm A , +respectively. +If the argument is not-a-number (NaN), it will be converted to +[-]nan +.Pq Cm a +or [-]NAN +.Pq Cm A , +respectively. +.It Cm b +Characters from the string +.Ar argument +are printed with backslash-escape sequences expanded. +.It Cm c +The first character of +.Ar argument +is printed. +.It Cm s +Characters from the string +.Ar argument +are printed until the end is reached or until the number of characters +indicated by the precision specification is reached; however if the +precision is 0 or missing, all characters in the string are printed. +.It Cm \&% +Print a +.Ql \&% ; +no argument is used. +.El +.Pp +In no case does a non-existent or small field width cause truncation of +a field; padding takes place only if the specified field width exceeds +the actual width. +.Sh EXIT STATUS +.Ex -std printf +.Sh EXAMPLES +Convert a hexadecimal value to decimal and print it out: +.Pp +.D1 Ic $ printf \&"%d\en\&" 0x20 +.Pp +Print the decimal representation of the character 'a' (see +.Xr ascii 7 ) : +.Pp +.D1 Ic $ printf \&"%d\en\&" \e'a +.Sh SEE ALSO +.Xr echo 1 , +.Xr printf 3 +.Sh STANDARDS +The +.Nm +utility is compliant with the +.St -p1003.1-2008 +specification. +.Pp +The escape sequences \ee and \e' are extensions to that specification. +.Sh HISTORY +The +.Nm +command appeared in +.Bx 4.3 Reno . +.Sh CAVEATS +It is important never to pass a string with user-supplied data as a +format without using +.Ql %s . +An attacker can put format specifiers in the string to mangle your stack, +leading to a possible security hole. +.Pp +Always be sure to use the proper secure idiom: +.Bd -literal -offset indent +printf "%s" "$STRING" +.Ed +.Sh BUGS +Since arguments are translated from +.Tn ASCII +to floating-point, and +then back again, floating-point precision may be lost.