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SEQ(1)                        User Commands                       SEQ(1)

NAME         top

       seq - print a sequence of numbers

SYNOPSIS         top

       seq [OPTION]... LAST
       seq [OPTION]... FIRST LAST

DESCRIPTION         top

       Print numbers from FIRST to LAST, in steps of INCREMENT.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short
       options too.

       -f, --format=FORMAT
              use printf style floating-point FORMAT

       -s, --separator=STRING
              use STRING to separate numbers (default: \n)

       -w, --equal-width
              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
       omitted INCREMENT defaults to 1 even when LAST is smaller than
       FIRST.  The sequence of numbers ends when the sum of the current
       number and INCREMENT 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.
       INCREMENT must not be 0; none of FIRST, INCREMENT and LAST may be
       NaN.  FORMAT must be suitable for printing one argument 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.

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS         top

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COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute
       it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top

       Full documentation <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) seq invocation'

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GNU coreutils 9.4              August 2023                        SEQ(1)