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LAM(1)                 BSD Reference Manual                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  new-
              line.  The newline 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



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LAM(1)                 BSD Reference Manual                LAM(1)


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

              lam   -   -   <&lt;   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)










































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