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colrm removes columns of characters from the input. If no limits are set, no columns are removed.


 colrm [start [stop]]


This command recognizes backspace and tab characters, and assumes 8-column tabs. Column numbers start at one. Characters outside the column region are output.


The command is affected by environment variables LANG, LC_ALL and LC_CTYPE as described in the environ(7) man page.

Provided by

Most (all?) Linux distributions incorporate this from the [util-linux] project

See also