SEQ(1) User Commands SEQ(1)
seq – print a sequence of numbers
seq [OPTION]… LAST
seq [OPTION]… FIRST LAST
seq [OPTION]… FIRST INCREMENT LAST
Print numbers from FIRST to LAST, in steps of INCREMENT.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
use printf style floating-point FORMAT
use STRING to separate numbers (default: \n)
equalize width by padding with leading zeroes
–help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
If FIRST or INCREMENT is omitted, it defaults to 1. That is, an omit‐
ted INCREMENT defaults to 1 even when LAST is smaller than FIRST. The
sequence of numbers ends when the sum of the current number and INCRE‐
MENT would become greater than LAST. FIRST, INCREMENT, and LAST are
interpreted as floating point values. INCREMENT is usually positive if
FIRST is smaller than LAST, and INCREMENT is usually negative if FIRST
is greater than LAST. FORMAT must be suitable for printing one argu‐
ment of type ‘double’; it defaults to %.PRECf if FIRST, INCREMENT, and
LAST are all fixed point decimal numbers with maximum precision PREC,
and to %g otherwise.
Written by Ulrich Drepper.
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GNU coreutils 8.25 February 2016 SEQ(1)