.skip command (Output processor)

The .skip command outputs a specific number of blank lines using the current line spacing. The line spacing can be set either by the .spacing command or as part of the statement that invokes the Output processor. If the current line spacing is 2, a .skip command skips four lines.

To skip lines based on a single-line spacing, instead of the current line spacing use the .space command.


.skip {number.lines}




number.lines Specifies the number of blank lines to output. If not specified, the default is 1.


.spacing 4
.skip 2
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