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COLUMN(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		     COLUMN(1)

NAME
     column -- columnate lists

SYNOPSIS
     column [-tx] [-c columns] [-s sep]	[file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The column	utility	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.

     The options are as	follows:

     -c	     Output is formatted for a display columns wide.

     -s	     Specify a set of characters to be used to delimit columns for the
	     -t	option.

     -t	     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 -s option.	Useful for
	     pretty-printing displays.

     -x	     Fill columns before filling rows.

ENVIRONMENT
     The COLUMNS, LANG,	LC_ALL and LC_CTYPE environment	variables affect the
     execution of column as described in environ(7).

EXIT STATUS
     The column	utility	exits 0	on success, and	>0 if an error occurs.

EXAMPLES
	   (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)

HISTORY
     The column	command	appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno.

BUGS
     Input lines are limited to	LINE_MAX (2048)	bytes in length.

FreeBSD	10.1			 July 29, 2004			  FreeBSD 10.1

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