I have this file:
line1 line2 line3 line4 line5 line6 line7 line8 line9
And I want to print it across 3 columns with this structure so that first column has lines
1-2-3, second column has the lines
4-5 and the last column has the lines
6-7-8-9 (or the rest of the file):
line1 line4 line6 line2 line5 line7 line3 line8 line9
Essentially I want to print a file in a way that the output is distributed to N columns and every column has predetermined (and possibly different from each other) amount of lines. If possible, I want to preserve leading/trailing spaces in lines. How can I do that?
I fiddled around with
pr, but I couldn't even come close.