|LAM(1)||General Commands Manual||LAM(1)|
lamcopies the named files side by side onto the standard output. The n-th input lines from the input files are considered fragments of the single long n-th output line into which they are assembled. The name “-” means the standard input, and may be repeated.
Normally, each option affects only the file after it. If the option letter is capitalized it affects all subsequent files until it appears again uncapitalized. The options are described below.
-f, but pad this file's field when end-of-file is reached and other files are still active.
To print files simultaneously for easy viewing use pr(1).
-poptions. If unset or set to “C”, “POSIX”, or an unsupported value, each byte is regarded as a character of display width 1.
$ lam file1 file2 file3 file4
Merge the lines from four different files:
$ lam file1 -S "\ " file2 file3 file4
Join every two lines of a file:
$ lam - - < file
A form letter with substitutions keyed by ‘@’ can be done with:
$ lam -t @ letter changes
lamutility first appeared in 4.2BSD. John A. Kunze
|July 29, 2018||OpenBSD-current|