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NAME cut - remove sections from each line of files


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

   Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options

   -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 the set of selected bytes, characters or fields

   -s, --only-delimited
      do not print lines not containing delimiters

      use  STRING  as  the  output delimiter the default is to use the
      input delimiter

   --help 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.  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.

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COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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 com- mand

      info coreutils 'cut invocation'

   should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.5 April 2010 CUT(1)