column - columnate lists
column [-tx] [-c columns] [-s sep] [file ...]
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:
Column exits 0 on success, >0 if an error occurred.
COLUMNS The environment variable COLUMNS is used to determine the size of the screen if no other information is available.
(printf “PERM LINKS OWNER GROUP SIZE MONTH DAY HH:MM/YEAR NAME\n” \ ; ls -l | sed 1d) | column -t
colrm(1) , ls(1) , paste(1) , sort(1)
The column command appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno.
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