seq

SEQ(1)                      General Commands Manual                     SEQ(1)



NAME
       seq - print sequences of numbers

SYNOPSIS
       seq [ -w ] [ -fformat ] [ first [ incr ] ] last

DESCRIPTION
       Seq prints a sequence of numbers, one per line, from first (default 1)
       to as near last as possible, in increments of incr (default 1).  The
       loop is:

         for(val = min; val <= max; val += incr) print val;

       The numbers are interpreted as floating point.

       Normally integer values are printed as decimal integers.  The options
       are

       -fformat   Use the print(3)-style format print for printing each
                  (floating point) number.  The default is

       -w         Equalize the widths of all numbers by padding with leading
                  zeros as necessary.  Not effective with option -f, nor with
                  numbers in exponential notation.

EXAMPLES
       seq 0 .05 .1
              Print 0 0.05 0.1 (on separate lines).

       seq -w 0 .05 .1
              Print 0.00 0.05 0.10.

SOURCE
       /src/cmd/seq.c

BUGS
       Option -w always surveys every value in advance.  Thus seq -w
       1000000000 is a painful way to get an `infinite' sequence.



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