COLRM(1)                        User Commands                       COLRM(1)

NAME         top

       colrm - remove columns from a file

SYNOPSIS         top

       colrm [first [last]]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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 first 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.

OPTIONS         top

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.

SEE ALSO         top

       awk(1), column(1), expand(1), paste(1)

HISTORY         top

       The colrm command appeared in 3.0BSD.

AVAILABILITY         top

       The colrm command is part of the util-linux package and is available
       from Linux Kernel Archive 

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util-linux                     September 2011                       COLRM(1)

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