Bug 158725 - [patch] column(1): `column -t` always separates columns by 2 chars
Summary: [patch] column(1): `column -t` always separates columns by 2 chars
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
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Reported: 2011-07-08 10:20 UTC by Bela Lubkin
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:32 UTC (History)
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2011-07-08 10:20 UTC, Bela Lubkin
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Description Bela Lubkin 2011-07-08 10:20:01 UTC
`column -t` always separates columns by 2 chars:

$ echo "a b c" | column -t
a  b  c

I almost always want 1-space separation.  Might as well make this tunable...

Fix: Attached patch is against Ubuntu 11.04 "bsdmainutils", which originated in FreeBSD somewhere long ago.  Will need at least slight changes to apply to FreeBSD (man page mentions the Debian-added "-n" flag, although usage() does not...)

Patch attached with submission follows:
How-To-Repeat: Use `column -t` at all.
Comment 1 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:01:03 UTC
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