Cut is a Unix command for column-wise extraction of text line by line eingelesenem.
Line segments can be byte (- b ), characters (- c ) or as fields (-f ) are extracted, by means -d delimiter can be specified. For range specifications, the options N, NM, N- (N to end of line ), or- M are ( beginning of the line to M) are available.
A file a.tst contains the following lines:
Foo: bar: baz: qux: quux one: two: three: four: five: six: seven alpha: beta: gamma: delta: epsilon: zeta: eta: teta: iota: kappa: lambda: mu with
% Cut- c 4-10 a.tst then can be, for example, the 4th - 10th Character of each line output:
: bar: ba : two: th ha: beta during
% Cut-d :-f 5 - a.tst from the fifth field of the remaining content of each line, separated by colons, outputs:
Quux five: six: seven epsilon: zeta: eta: teta: iota: kappa: lambda: mu. see also