columns from a file
utility removes selected columns from the
lines of a file. A column is defined as a single character in a line. Input is
read from the standard input. Output is written to the standard output.
If only the start
column is specified, columns
numbered less than the start
column will be
written. If both start
columns are specified, columns numbered
less than the start
column or greater than
column will be written. Column
numbering starts with one, not zero.
Tab characters increment the column count to the next multiple of eight.
Backspace characters decrement the column count by one.
environment variables affect the
execution of colrm
as described in
utility exits 0 on success,
and >0 if an error occurs.
command appeared in