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git-column - Display data in columns

git column [--command=<name>] [--[raw-]mode=<mode>] [--width=<width>]
             [--indent=<string>] [--nl=<string>] [--padding=<n>]

This command formats the lines of its standard input into a table with multiple columns. Each input line occupies one cell of the table. It is used internally by other git commands to format output into columns.

--command=<name>
Look up layout mode using configuration variable column.<name> and column.ui.

--mode=<mode>

Specify layout mode. See configuration variable column.ui for option syntax in git-config(1).

--raw-mode=<n>

Same as --mode but take mode encoded as a number. This is mainly used by other commands that have already parsed layout mode.

--width=<width>

Specify the terminal width. By default git column will detect the terminal width, or fall back to 80 if it is unable to do so.

--indent=<string>

String to be printed at the beginning of each line.

--nl=<N>

String to be printed at the end of each line, including newline character.

--padding=<N>

The number of spaces between columns. One space by default.

Format data by columns:

$ seq 1 24 | git column --mode=column --padding=5
1      4      7      10     13     16     19     22
2      5      8      11     14     17     20     23
3      6      9      12     15     18     21     24

Format data by rows:

$ seq 1 21 | git column --mode=row --padding=5
1      2      3      4      5      6      7
8      9      10     11     12     13     14
15     16     17     18     19     20     21

List some tags in a table with unequal column widths:

$ git tag --list 'v2.4.*' --column=row,dense
v2.4.0  v2.4.0-rc0  v2.4.0-rc1  v2.4.0-rc2  v2.4.0-rc3
v2.4.1  v2.4.10     v2.4.11     v2.4.12     v2.4.2
v2.4.3  v2.4.4      v2.4.5      v2.4.6      v2.4.7
v2.4.8  v2.4.9

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08/17/2019 Git 2.23.0