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NAME
       nl - number lines of files

SYNOPSIS
       nl [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       Write  each  FILE to standard output, with line numbers added.  With no
       FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

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

       -b, --body-numbering=STYLE
              use STYLE for numbering body lines

       -d, --section-delimiter=CC
              use CC for separating logical pages

       -f, --footer-numbering=STYLE
              use STYLE for numbering footer lines

       -h, --header-numbering=STYLE
              use STYLE for numbering header lines

       -i, --page-increment=NUMBER
              line number increment at each line

       -l, --join-blank-lines=NUMBER
              group of NUMBER empty lines counted as one

       -n, --number-format=FORMAT
              insert line numbers according to FORMAT

       -p, --no-renumber
              do not reset line numbers at logical pages

       -s, --number-separator=STRING
              add STRING after (possible) line number

       -v, --starting-line-number=NUMBER
              first line number on each logical page

       -w, --number-width=NUMBER
              use NUMBER columns for line numbers

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       By default, selects -v1 -i1 -l1 -sTAB -w6 -nrn -hn -bt -fn.  CC are two
       delimiter characters for separating logical  pages,  a  missing  second
       character implies :.  Type \\ for \.  STYLE is one of:

       a      number all lines

       t      number only nonempty lines

       n      number no lines

       pBRE   number  only  lines  that  contain a match for the basic regular
              expression, BRE

       FORMAT is one of:

       ln     left justified, no leading zeros

       rn     right justified, no leading zeros

       rz     right justified, leading zeros

AUTHOR
       Written by Scott Bartram and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report nl bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for nl is maintained as a  Texinfo  manual.   If
       the  info and nl programs are properly installed at your site, the com-
       mand

              info coreutils 'nl invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



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