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1. column.1.man

Manpage of COLUMN

COLUMN

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Local
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NAME

column - columnate lists  

SYNOPSIS

column [options] file...  

DESCRIPTION

The column utility formats its input into multiple columns. Rows are filled before columns. Input is taken from file or, by default, from the standard input. Empty lines are ignored.

 

OPTIONS

-c, --columns width
Output is formatted to a width specified as number of characters.
-t, --table
Determine the number of columns the input contains and create a table. Columns are delimited with whitespace, by default, or with the characters supplied using the separator. Table output is useful for pretty-printing.
-s, --separator separator
Specify table separator (default is whitespace).
-x, --fillrows
Fill columns before filling rows.
-h, --help
Print help and exit.
 

ENVIRONMENT

The environment variable COLUMNS is used to determine the size of the screen if no other information is available.  

EXAMPLES

sed 's/#.*//' /etc/fstab | column -t
 

SEE ALSO

colrm(1), ls(1), paste(1), sort(1)  

HISTORY

The column command appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno.  

AVAILABILITY

The column command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO
HISTORY
AVAILABILITY

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