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# colrm(1) [bsd man page]

COLRM(1)						      General Commands Manual							  COLRM(1)

NAME
colrm - remove columns from a file

SYNOPSIS
colrm [ startcol [ endcol ] ]

DESCRIPTION
Colrm removes selected columns from a file.  Input is taken from standard input.  Output is sent to standard output.

If  called  with  one parameter the columns of each line will be removed starting with the specified column.  If called with two parameters
the columns from the first column to the last column will be removed.

Column numbering starts with column 1.

expand(1)

4th Berkeley Distribution					    May 7, 1986 							  COLRM(1)

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COLRM(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						  COLRM(1)

NAME
colrm -- remove columns from a file

SYNOPSIS
colrm [start [stop]]

DESCRIPTION
The colrm utility removes selected columns from the lines of a file.  A column is defined as a single character in a line.  Input is read
from the standard input.  Output is written to the standard output.

If only the start column is specified, columns numbered less than the start column will be written.  If both start and stop columns are spec-
ified, columns numbered less than the start column or greater than the stop column will be written.  Column numbering starts with one, not
zero.

Tab characters increment the column count to the next multiple of eight.  Backspace characters decrement the column count by one.

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

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

awk(1), column(1), cut(1), paste(1)

HISTORY
The colrm command appeared in 3.0BSD.

BSD								  August 4, 2004							       BSD

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