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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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column [options] [files]

Format input from one or more files into columns, filling rows first. Read from standard input if no files are specified.


-c num

Format output into num columns.

-s char

Delimit table columns with char. Meaningful only with -t.


Format input into a table. Delimit with whitespace, unless an alternate delimiter has been provided with -s.


Fill columns before filling rows.

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