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COLUMN(1)							   User Commands							 COLUMN(1)

NAME
column - columnate lists SYNOPSIS
column [options] file... DESCRIPTION
The column utility formats its input into multiple columns. Rows are filled before columns. Input is taken from file or, by default, from standard input. Empty lines are ignored. OPTIONS
-c, --columns width Output is formatted to a width specified as number of characters. -t, --table 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 separator. Table output is useful for pretty-printing. -s, --separator separators Specify possible table delimiters (default is whitespace). -o, --output-separator separators Specify table output delimiter (default is two whitespaces). -x, --fillrows Fill columns before filling rows. -h, --help Print help and exit. ENVIRONMENT
The environment variable COLUMNS is used to determine the size of the screen if no other information is available. EXAMPLES
sed 's/#.*//' /etc/fstab | column -t BUGS
The util-linux version 2.23 changed -s option to be non-greedy, for example: $ printf "a:b:c 1::3 " | column -t -s ':' old output: a b c 1 3 new output (since util-linux 2.23) a b c 1 3 SEE ALSO
colrm(1), ls(1), paste(1), sort(1) HISTORY
The column command appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno. AVAILABILITY
The column command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/. util-linux October 2010 COLUMN(1)

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LSBLK(8)						      System Manager's Manual							  LSBLK(8)

NAME
lsblk - list block devices SYNOPSIS
lsblk [options] lsblk [options] device... DESCRIPTION
lsblk lists information about all or the specified block devices. The lsblk command reads the sysfs filesystem to gather information. The command prints all block devices (except RAM disks) in a tree-like format by default. Use lsblk --help to get a list of all available columns. OPTIONS
-a, --all List all block devices. -b, --bytes Print the SIZE column in bytes rather than in human-readable format. -d, --nodeps Don't print device holders or slaves. For example "lsblk --nodeps /dev/sda" prints information about the sda device only. -e, --exclude list Exclude the devices specified by a comma-delimited list of major device numbers. Note that RAM disks (major=1) are excluded by default. -f, --fs Output info about filesystems. This option is equivalent to "-o NAME,FSTYPE,LABEL,MOUNTPOINT". The authoritative information about filesystems and raids is provided by the blkid(8) command. -h, --help Print a help text and exit. -i, --ascii Use ascii characters for tree formatting. -m, --perms Output info about device owner, group and mode. This option is equivalent to "-o NAME,SIZE,OWNER,GROUP,MODE". -l, --list Use the list output format. -n, --noheadings Do not print a header line. -o, --output list Specify which output columns to print. Use --help to get a list of all supported columns. -r, --raw Use the raw output format. -t, --topology Output info about block device topology. This option is equivalent to "-o NAME,ALIGNMENT,MIN-IO,OPT-IO,PHY-SEC,LOG-SEC,ROTA,SCHED". AUTHORS
Milan Broz <mbroz@redhat.com> Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com> SEE ALSO
findmnt(8), blkid(8), ls(1) AVAILABILITY
The lsblk command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/. Version 1.0 Apr 2010 LSBLK(8)
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