COLRM(1) BSD General Commands Manual COLRM(1)

NAME colrm - remove columns from a file

SYNOPSIS colrm [startcol [endcol]]

DESCRIPTION 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 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.

SEE ALSO awk(1), column(1), expand(1), paste(1)

HISTORY The colrm command appeared in 3.0BSD.

AVAILABILITY The colrm command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from

3rd Berkeley Distribution March 14, 1991 3rd Berkeley Distribution