format txt as table

cat /etc/passwd | column -nts:
Sample Output
root        x  0      0      root                          /root                  /bin/bash
bin         x  1      1      bin                           /bin                   /sbin/nologin
daemon      x  2      2      daemon                        /sbin                  /sbin/nologin

By: kev
2011-08-31 02:08:20

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What Others Think

Useless cat. column -ts: /etc/passwd
hdilemma · 572 weeks ago
wow - very useful - never knew that. For csv files with semicolons use an escape of course: column -ts\; file.csv
bashrc · 572 weeks ago
nice catch! :) agree cat can be made redundant
unixoid · 572 weeks ago

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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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