COL(1)COL(1)NAMEcol - column alignment
SYNOPSIScol [ -bfx ]
Col overlays lines to expunge reverse line feeds (ESC-7) and half line
feeds (ESC-9 and ESC-8) as produced by nroff for .2C in ms(6) or man(6)
and for tbl(1). Col is a pure filter. It normally emits only full
line feeds; option -f (fine) allows half line feeds too. Option -b
removes backspaces, printing just one of each pile of overstruck char‐
acters. Col normally converts white space to tabs; option -x overrides
this feature. Other escaped characters and non-printing characters are
tbl file | nroff -ms | col | p
Format some tables for printing on typewriters; use col to
remove reverse line feeds, and paginate the output.
Col can't back up more than 128 lines or handle more than 800 charac‐
ters per line, and understands (013) as reverse line feed.