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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.

     Column exits 0 on success,	>0 if an error occurred.

ENVIRONMENT
     COLUMNS  The environment variable COLUMNS is used to determine the	size
	      of the screen if no other	information is available.

EXAMPLES
	   (printf "PERM LINKS OWNER GROUP SIZE	MONTH DAY 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.

FreeBSD	11.1			 June 6, 1993			  FreeBSD 11.1

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