# Limit spanning of hline like cline

Is there a way to limit the length of a hline, so that it behaves like a cline? What I want to achieve is to have the the double lines you will get, when calling \hline twice.

What I basically want is the following table without the first 'box' (7C0, 3700, 11111000000). And that the top, left, and bottom border of that column/row is removed.

Basically this MWE without the top and left border.

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{|r|l|}
\hline
& octal \\ \cline{2-2}
& binary \\
\hline \hline
1984 & decimal \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{document}


If you only want the bottom half of the double line to extend to the first column you can use

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hhline}
\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{r|l|}
\hhline{~|-}
& octal \\ \cline{2-2}
& binary \\
\hhline{-:=}
\multicolumn{1}{|r|}{1984} & decimal \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{document}


Like this?

\documentclass{standalone}

\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{r|l|} \cline{2-2}

• Sorry, my bad explanation. I wanted the bottom border of the first hline removed as well. David Carlisle's answer is what I wanted, though I didn't explaine correctly. – James Union Feb 26 '14 at 13:06