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Linux / Unix Command: cut
Command Library

NAME

cut - remove sections from each line of files

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

Print selected parts of lines from each FILE to standard output.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-b, --bytes=LIST
output only these bytes
-c, --characters=LIST
output only these characters
-d, --delimiter=DELIM
use DELIM instead of TAB for field delimiter
-f, --fields=LIST
output only these fields; also print any line that contains no delimiter character, unless the -s option is specified
-n
with -b: don't split multibyte characters
-s, --only-delimited
do not print lines not containing delimiters
--output-delimiter=STRING
use STRING as the output delimiter the default is to use the input delimiter
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

Use one, and only one of -b, -c or -f. Each LIST is made up of one range, or many ranges separated by commas. Each range is one of:

N
N'th byte, character or field, counted from 1
N-
from N'th byte, character or field, to end of line
N-M
from N'th to M'th (included) byte, character or field
-M
from first to M'th (included) byte, character or field

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for cut is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and cut programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info cut

should give you access to the complete manual.


Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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