utility formats its input into multiple columns.
Rows are filled before columns.
Input is taken from
operands, or, by default, from the standard input.
Empty lines are ignored.
The options are as follows:
Output is formatted for a display
Specify a set of characters to be used to delimit columns for the
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
Useful for pretty-printing displays.
Fill columns before filling rows.
By default, the column command will merge multiple adjacent delimiters into a
single delimiter when using the
option; this option disables that behavior. This option is a Debian GNU/Linux extension.
COLUMNS , LANG , LC_ALL
environment variables affect the execution of
as described in
(printf "PERM LINKS OWNER GROUP SIZE MONTH DAY " ; \