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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

       -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 © 2020 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 8.32               March 2020                           SEQ(1)