od -- dump files in octal and other formats


od is as specified in the Single UNIX Specification but with differences as listed below.


-w, --width[=BYTES]

outputs BYTES bytes per output line.


accepts arguments in pre-POSIX form.

Pre-POSIX Specifications

The LSB supports option intermixtures with the following pre-POSIX specifications:


is equivalent to -t a, selects named characters.


is equivalent to -t fF, selects floats.


is equivalent to -t x2, selects hexadecimal shorts.


is equivalent to -t d2, selects decimal shorts.


is equivalent to -t d4, selects decimal longs.

LSB Deprecated Differences

The behaviors specified in this section are expected to disappear from a future version of the LSB; applications should only use the non-LSB-deprecated behaviors.


displays this help and exits.


outputs version information and exits.