|COLUMN(1)||General Commands Manual||COLUMN(1)|
columnutility formats its input into multiple columns. Rows are filled before columns. Input is taken from file operands, or, by default, from the standard input. Empty lines are ignored unless the
-eoption is used. The options are as follows:
- Output is formatted for a display columns wide.
- Specify a set of characters to be used to delimit columns for the
- 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
-soption. Useful for pretty-printing displays.
- Fill columns before filling rows.
- By default, the column command will merge multiple adjacent delimiters
into a single delimiter when using the
-toption; this option disables that behavior. This option is a Debian GNU/Linux extension.
- Do not ignore empty lines.
LC_CTYPEenvironment variables affect the execution of
columnas described in environ(7).
columnutility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
(printf "PERM LINKS OWNER GROUP SIZE MONTH DAY " ; \
printf "HH:MM/YEAR NAME\n" ; \
ls -l | sed 1d) | column -t
SEE ALSO¶colrm(1), ls(1), paste(1), sort(1)
columncommand appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno.
BUGS¶Input lines are limited to 512 times
LINE_MAX(1M) wide characters in length.
|July 29, 2004||Debian|