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.Dd 2015-10-08
.Dt PRINTF 1
.Os sbase
.Sh NAME
.Nm printf
.Nd print formatted data
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Ar format
.Op Ar arg ...
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm
writes formatted data according to
.Ar format
using each
.Ar arg
until drained.
.Pp
.Nm
interprets the standard escape sequences \e\e, \e', \e", \ea, \eb, \ee,
\ef, \en, \er, \et, \ev, \exH[H], \eO[OOO], the sequence \ec, which
terminates further output if it's found inside
.Ar format
or a %b format string, the format specification %b for an unescaped string and all C
.Xr printf 3
format specifications ending with csdiouxXaAeEfFgG, including variable width and precision.
.Sh STANDARDS
The
.Nm
utility is compliant with the
.St -p1003.1-2013
specification.
.Pp
The possibility of specifying 4-digit octals is an extension to that specification.