display a tab separated file as columns

cat <file>|column -t

By: bakhru
2015-05-30 18:56:34

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Drop the cat. column -t <file>
flatcap · 299 weeks and 4 days ago
I'd regularly pipe this to "sort" with its handy -kX option (where X is a number). However it may take a little RTFM until you got the hang of it. :) Nevertheless, it will pay off because via sort you may overcome some nasty quirks that these tab-separated files may occasionally have.
syntaxerror74 · 298 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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