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Linux / Unix Command: cut
Command Library


cut - remove sections from each line of files


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


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
with -b: don't split multibyte characters
-s, --only-delimited
do not print lines not containing delimiters
use STRING as the output delimiter the default is to use the input delimiter
display this help and exit
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'th byte, character or field, counted from 1
from N'th byte, character or field, to end of line
from N'th to M'th (included) byte, character or field
from first to M'th (included) byte, character or field

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


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.

>> Linux/Unix Command Library

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