GNU/Linux Command – COLUMN

column — Format the input into columns

The column utility formats its input into multiple columns. By default, Rows are filled before columns. Input is taken from file operands OR from the standard input. Empty lines are ignored. Create a file (name.txt), which should contain list of 20 names.

$ column name.txt -- List the names in column format. $ column -x name.txt -- In the list, Columns filled before rows. $ column -c 40 name.txt -- Output will be fitted into 40 columns. $ ls -l | column -t -- Create Table, if input contain multiple columns.
Read: man column

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