cut command extracts sections of a file line by line.
To do so, one or more fields or one or more characters must be selected.
||select only the defined characters|
||select only the given fields|
||define the character
||do not print lines not containing delimiters|
Characters and fields are defined as follows:
|N||the field or the character N|
|N-||fields or characters from N to the last|
|-N||fields or characters up to N|
|N-M||fields or characters from N to M (included)|
|N-M,L-P||fields or characters from N to M and from L to P|
cat > f << END 1234567890 a b c d e. aa cc ee 1234. 789. END cut -c 1-4 f cut -c 1-3,8- f cut -f 1 f cut -d" " -f 1 f cut -d. -f 2 f