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Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

git-column (1)


git-column - Display data in columns


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


GIT-COLUMN(1)                     Git Manual                     GIT-COLUMN(1)

       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.

           Look up layout mode using configuration variable column.<name> and

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

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

           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.

           String to be printed at the beginning of each line.

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

           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

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.36.0                        04/17/2022                     GIT-COLUMN(1)