print item1, item2, …
The entire list of items may be optionally enclosed in parentheses. The
parentheses are necessary if any of the item expressions uses the ‘>’
relational operator; otherwise it could be confused with an output redirection
(see Redirecting Output of
The items to print can be constant strings or numbers, fields of the
current record (such as
$1), variables, or any
expression. Numeric values are converted to strings and then printed.
The simple statement ‘print’ with no items is equivalent to
‘print $0’: it prints the entire current record. To print a blank
line, use ‘print ""’.
To print a fixed piece of text, use a string constant, such as
"Don't Panic", as one item. If you forget to use the
double-quote characters, your text is taken as an
expression, and you will probably get an error. Keep in mind that a
space is printed between any two items.
Note that the