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.TH COLRM "1" "September 2011" "util-linux" "User Commands"
.SH NAME
colrm \- remove columns from a file
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B colrm
.RI [ first \ [ last ]]
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B colrm
removes selected columns from a file.  Input is taken from standard input.
Output is sent to standard output.
.PP
If called with one parameter the columns of each line will be removed
starting with the specified
.I first
column.  If called with two parameters the columns from the
.I first
column to the
.I last
column will be removed.
.PP
Column numbering starts with column 1.
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
\fB\-V\fR, \fB\-\-version\fR
Display version information and exit.
.TP
\fB\-h\fR, \fB\-\-help\fR
Display help text and exit.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR awk (1),
.BR column (1),
.BR expand (1),
.BR paste (1)
.SH HISTORY
The
.B colrm
command appeared in 3.0BSD.
.SH AVAILABILITY
The colrm command is part of the util-linux package and is available from
.UR https://\:www.kernel.org\:/pub\:/linux\:/utils\:/util-linux/
Linux Kernel Archive
.UE .