Posted On 2007-04-27 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
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Divide a file into several parts (columns)
Writes to standard output selected parts of each line of each input file, or standard input if no files are given or for a file name of `-''.

cut [OPTION]... [FILE]...

In the options below, BYTE-LIST, CHARACTER-LIST, and FIELD-LIST are one or more
numbers or ranges (two numbers separated by a dash)

Bytes, characters, and fields are are numbered starting at 1 and
separated by commas. Incomplete ranges may be given: `-M''
means `1-M''; `N-'' means `N'' through end of line or last field.


Print only the bytes in positions listed in BYTE-LIST. Tabs and
backspaces are treated like any other character; they take up 1

Print only characters in positions listed in CHARACTER-LIST. The
same as `-b'' for now, but internationalization will change that.
Tabs and backspaces are treated like any other character; they
take up 1 character.

Print only the fields listed in FIELD-LIST. Fields are separated
by a TAB character by default.

For `-f'', fields are separated in the input by the first character
in INPUT_DELIM_BYTE (default is TAB).

Do not split multi-byte characters (no-op for now).

For `-f'', do not print lines that do not contain the field
separator character.

For `-f'', output fields are separated by OUTPUT_DELIM_STRING The
default is to use the input delimiter.

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