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NUMFMT

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2015

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NAME

numfmt - Convert numbers from/to human-readable strings

SYNOPSIS

numfmt [OPTION]... [NUMBER]...

DESCRIPTION

Reformat NUMBER(s), or the numbers from standard input if none are specified.

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

--debug
print warnings about invalid input:
-d, --delimiter=X
use X instead of whitespace for field delimiter:
--field=N
replace the number in input field N (default is 1):
--format=FORMAT
use printf style floating-point FORMAT; see FORMAT below for details:
--from=UNIT
auto-scale input numbers to UNITs; default is 'none'; see UNIT below:
--from-unit=N
specify the input unit size (instead of the default 1):
--grouping
use locale-defined grouping of digits, e.g. 1,000,000 (which means it has no effect in the C/POSIX locale):
--header[=N]
print (without converting) the first N header lines; N defaults to 1 if not specified:
--invalid=MODE
failure mode for invalid numbers: MODE can be: abort (default), fail, warn, ignore:
--padding=N
pad the output to N characters; positive N will right-align; negative N will left-align; padding is ignored if the output is wider than N; the default is to automatically pad if a whitespace is found:
--round=METHOD
use METHOD for rounding when scaling; METHOD can be: up, down, from-zero (default), towards-zero, nearest:
--suffix=SUFFIX
add SUFFIX to output numbers, and accept optional SUFFIX in input numbers:
--to=UNIT
auto-scale output numbers to UNITs; see UNIT below:
--to-unit=N
the output unit size (instead of the default 1):
--help
display this help and exit:
--version
output version information and exit:

UNIT options:

none
no auto-scaling is done; suffixes will trigger an error:
auto
accept optional single/two letter suffix:1K = 1000, 1Ki = 1024, 1M = 1000000, 1Mi = 1048576,:
si
accept optional single letter suffix:1K = 1000, 1M = 1000000, ...:
iec
accept optional single letter suffix:1K = 1024, 1M = 1048576, ...:
iec-i
accept optional two-letter suffix:1Ki = 1024, 1Mi = 1048576, ...:

FORMAT must be suitable for printing one floating-point argument ''f) will enable --grouping (if supported by current locale). Optional width value (%10f) will pad output. Optional zero (%010f) width will zero pad the number. Optional negative values (%-10f) will left align.

Exit status is 0 if all input numbers were successfully converted. By default, numfmt will stop at the first conversion error with exit status 2. With --invalid='fail' a warning is printed for each conversion error and the exit status is 2. With --invalid='warn' each conversion error is diagnosed, but the exit status is 0. With --invalid='ignore' conversion errors are not diagnosed and the exit status is 0.

EXAMPLES

: -> "1.0K" -> "2.0K" -> "4.0Ki" -> "1000" -> "1024"
:

AUTHOR

Written by Assaf Gordon.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report numfmt translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 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

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/numfmt>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) numfmt invocation'


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EXAMPLES

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