colrm(1) — Linux manual page


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

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

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit.

HISTORY         top

       The colrm command appeared in 3.0BSD.

SEE ALSO         top

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

REPORTING BUGS         top

       For bug reports, use the issue tracker at

AVAILABILITY         top

       The colrm command is part of the util-linux package which can be
       downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
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util-linux 2.39.594-1e0ad      2023-07-19                       COLRM(1)

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