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CUT(1)                           User Commands                          CUT(1)



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
              output only these bytes

       -c, --characters=LIST
              output only these characters

       -d, --delimiter=DELIM
              use DELIM instead of TAB for field delimiter

       -f, --fields=LIST
              output only these fields;  also print any line that contains  no
              delimiter character, unless the -s option is specified

       -n     (ignored)

       -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(3,n,1 builtins)

       --version
              output version(1,3,5) information and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       Use one, and only one of -b, -c or -f.  Each LIST is  made  up  of  one
       range, or many ranges separated by commas.  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(2,n,1 builtins) standard input.

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

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation for cut is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info(1,5,n) and cut programs are properly installed at your site, the com-
       mand

              info(1,5,n) coreutils cut

       should give you access(2,5) to the complete manual.



cut (coreutils) 5.2.1             March 2004                            CUT(1)

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