Given a text file of many lines, where fields within a line are delineated by a single ‘dollar’ character, write a program that aligns each column of fields by ensuring that words in each column are separated by at least one space. Further, allow for each word in a column to be either left justified, right justified, or center justified within its column.
Use the following text to test your programs:
Given$a$text$file$of$many$lines,$where$fields$within$a$line$ are$delineated$by$a$single$'dollar'$character,$write$a$program that$aligns$each$column$of$fields$by$ensuring$that$words$in$each$ column$are$separated$by$at$least$one$space. Further,$allow$for$each$word$in$a$column$to$be$either$left$ justified,$right$justified,$or$center$justified$within$its$column.
- The example input texts lines may, or may not, have trailing dollar characters.
- All columns should share the same alignment.
- Consecutive space characters produced adjacent to the end of lines are insignificant for the purposes of the task.
- Output text will be viewed in a mono-spaced font on a plain text editor or basic terminal.
- The minimum space between columns should be computed from the text and not hard-coded.
- It is not a requirement to add separating characters between or around columns.
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