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CUT

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2015

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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
select only these bytes:
-c, --characters=LIST
select only these characters:
-d, --delimiter=DELIM
use DELIM instead of TAB for field delimiter:
-f, --fields=LIST
select only these fields; also print any line that contains no delimiter character, unless the -s option is specified:
-n
(ignored):
--complement
complement the set of selected bytes, characters or fields:
-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. Selected input is written in the same order that it is read, and is written exactly once. 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.

AUTHOR

Written by David M. Ihnat, David MacKenzie, and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report cut translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/cut>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) cut invocation'


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