table -- format single column input into a table
- List of files to be formatted, may be STDIN.
- first_col = 7
- Offset to first column of table
- last_col = 0
- Offset to last column of table. The value last_col = 0 indicates right margin.
- ncols = 0
- Number of columns. The value ncols = 0 indicates maximum that will fit.
- maxstrlen = 0
- Maximum string length for table entry. The value maxstrlen = 0 indicates no limit.
Task table reads a list of strings from the standard input or a list of files and assembles a nicely formatted table. If reading from multiple input files, make a separate table for each. There is no fixed limit to the size of the table which can be formatted. The table is not sorted; this should be done as a separate operation if desired.
1. Format a file containing names into a two column table. The table is sorted alphabetically first.
cl> sort names | table ncols=2