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NAME

cut - cut out selected columns or fields of each line of a file

SYNOPSIS

cut [ options ] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION

cut bytes, characters, or character-delimited fields from one or more files, contatenating them on standard output.

The option argument list is a comma-separated or blank-separated list of positive numbers and ranges. Ranges can be of three forms. The first is two positive integers separated by a hyphen (low-high), which represents all fields from low to high. The second is a positive number preceded by a hyphen (-high), which represents all fields from field 1 to high. The last is a positive number followed by a hyphen (low-), which represents all fields from low to the last field, inclusive. Elements in the list can be repeated, can overlap, and can appear in any order. The order of the output is that of the input.

One and only one of -b, -c, or -f must be specified.

If no file is given, or if the file is -, cut cuts from standard input. The start of the file is defined as the current offset.

OPTIONS

-b, --bytes=list

cut based on a list of byte counts.
-c, --characters=list

cut based on a list of character counts.
-d, --delimiter=delim

The field character for the -f option is set to delim. The default is the tab character.
-f, --fields=list

cut based on fields separated by the delimiter character specified with the -d optiion.
-n, --split

Split multibyte characters selected by the -b option. On by default; -n means --nosplit .
-R|r, --reclen=reclen

If reclen > 0, the input will be read as fixed length records of length reclen when used with the -b or -c option.
-s, --suppress|only-delimited

Suppress lines with no delimiter characters, when used with the -f option. By default, lines with no delimiters will be passsed in untouched.
-D, --line-delimeter|output-delimiter=ldelim

The line delimiter character for the -f option is set to ldelim. The default is the newline character.
-N, --newline

Output new-lines at end of each record when used with the -b or -c option. On by default; -N means --nonewline.

EXIT STATUS

0
All files processed successfully.
>0

One or more files failed to open or could not be read.

SEE ALSO

paste(1), grep(1)

IMPLEMENTATION

version

cut (AT&T Research) 2010-08-11
author

Glenn Fowler <glenn.s.fowler@gmail.com>
author

David Korn <dgkorn@gmail.com>
copyright

Copyright © 1992-2012 AT&T Intellectual Property
license

http://www.eclipse.org/org/documents/epl-v10.html