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LAM(1)									LAM(1)

NAME
       lam - laminate files

SYNOPSIS
       lam [ -[fp] min.max ] [ -s sepstring ] [ -t c ] file ...

DESCRIPTION
       Lam  copies the named files side by side onto the standard output.  The
       n-th input lines from the input files are considered fragments  of  the
       single  long  n-th output line into which they are assembled.  The name
       `-' means the standard input, and may be repeated.

       Normally, each option affects only the file after it.   If  the	option
       letter  is capitalized it affects all subsequent files until it appears
       again uncapitalized.  The options are described below.

       -f min.max
	      Print line fragments according to	 the  format  string  min.max,
	      where  min  is the minimum field width and max the maximum field
	      width.  If min begins with a zero, zeros will be added  to  make
	      up  the  field  width, and if it begins with a `-', the fragment
	      will be left-adjusted within the field.

       -p min.max
	      Like -f, but pad this file's field when end-of-file  is  reached
	      and other files are still active.

       -s sepstring
	      Print  sepstring	before	printing  line fragments from the next
	      file.  This option may appear after the last file.

       -t c   The input line terminator is c instead of a newline.   The  new‐
	      line normally appended to each output line is omitted.

       To print files simultaneously for easy viewing use pr(1).

EXAMPLES
       The command

	      lam   file1   file2   file3   file4

       joins  4	 files together along each line.  To merge the lines from four
       different files use

	      lam   file1   -S	 "\
	      "	  file2	  file3	  file4

       Every 2 lines of a file may be joined on one line with

	      lam   -	-   <	file

       and a form letter with substitutions keyed by `@' can be done with

	      lam   -t	 @   letter   changes

SEE ALSO
       join(1), pr(1), printf(3)

4th Berkeley Distribution	 June 6, 1993				LAM(1)
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