cut - cut out selected columns or fields of each line of a file
cut [ options ] [file ...]
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.
- -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
- -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.
- All files processed successfully.
One or more files failed to open or could not be read.