|COLUMN(1)||General Commands Manual||COLUMN(1)|
column — columnate
column utility formats its input into
multiple columns. Each input line provides the text for one output cell.
Columns are filled before rows.
The column width is determined by the longest input line rounded up to the nearest tabstop; tabstops are assumed to be at multiples of eight. Output uses tab characters to advance to the next column. The number of columns is chosen to fill the terminal width.
Input is taken from file operands or, by default, from the standard input. Empty lines and lines containing only whitespace are ignored.
The options are as follows:
-toption. It defaults to space and tab.
-soption. Leading, trailing, and multiple adjacent delimiters are ignored. Each column is as wide as the widest cell in it. Columns are separated by two spaces.
columndefaults to the terminal width, or 80 columns if the output is not a terminal.
column utility exits 0 on
success, and >0 if an error occurs.
column command appeared in
|October 24, 2016||OpenBSD-current|