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print a sequence of numbers


seq [OPTION]... LAST

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


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. 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. 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.


Copyright © 2012 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.

reporting bugs

Report seq bugs to bug-coreutils[:at:]gnu[:dot:]org
GNU coreutils home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>
Report seq translation bugs to <>

see also

The full documentation for seq is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and seq programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils 'seq invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


Written by Ulrich Drepper.

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