— remove columns from a
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
specified, columns numbered less than the start
or greater than the stop
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
as described in environ(7)
utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if
an error occurs.
command appeared in