- Print a specific character/field range of each line:
command | cut --characters|fields=1|1,10|1-10|1-|-10
- Print a range of each line with a specific delimiter:
command | cut --delimiter="," --fields=1
- Print a range of each line of the specific file:
cut --characters=1 path/to/file
cut OPTION... [FILE]...
Print selected parts of lines from each FILE to standard output.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
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
with -b: don't split multibyte characters
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
- -z, --zero-terminated
line delimiter is NUL, not newline
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'th byte, character or field, counted from 1
from N'th byte, character or field, to end of line
from N'th to M'th (included) byte, character or field
from first to M'th (included) byte, character or field
Written by David M. Ihnat, David MacKenzie, and Jim Meyering.
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Copyright © 2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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.
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/cut>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) cut invocation'
datamash(1), fex(1), file(1), ksh93(1), man-pages(7), mlr(1).