[colug-432] Nice Plain Text Columns and Avoiding NIH: expand: not
seth at icir.org
Mon Aug 8 10:50:35 EDT 2011
On Aug 8, 2011, at 10:14 AM, Richard Holbert wrote:
> cat foo.txt | column -t -s $','
I use this for Bro a lot since the default output in the next release is tab-separated columns. To specify tab as the column separator (which the original posted had) you need to give the -s argument a literal tab character. I usually do this...
cat foo.txt | column -t -s "<ctrl-v><tab>"
To specify a literal tab, you have to first type ctrl-v.
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