`cut': Print selected parts of lines ==================================== `cut' writes to standard output selected parts of each line of each input file, or standard input if no files are given or for a file name of `-'. Synopsis: cut [OPTION]... [FILE]... In the table which follows, the BYTE-LIST, CHARACTER-LIST, and FIELD-LIST are one or more numbers or ranges (two numbers separated by a dash) separated by commas. Bytes, characters, and fields are numbered from starting at 1. Incomplete ranges may be given: `-M' means `1-M'; `N-' means `N' through end of line or last field. The order of the bytes, characters or fields in the output will be identical to those in the input. The program accepts the following options. Also see Note: Common options. `-b BYTE-LIST' `--bytes=BYTE-LIST' Print only the bytes in positions listed in BYTE-LIST. Tabs and backspaces are treated like any other character; they take up 1 byte. `-c CHARACTER-LIST' `--characters=CHARACTER-LIST' Print only characters in positions listed in CHARACTER-LIST. The same as `-b' for now, but internationalization will change that. Tabs and backspaces are treated like any other character; they take up 1 character. `-f FIELD-LIST' `--fields=FIELD-LIST' Print only the fields listed in FIELD-LIST. Fields are separated by a TAB character by default. `-d INPUT_DELIM_BYTE' `--delimiter=INPUT_DELIM_BYTE' For `-f', fields are separated in the input by the first character in INPUT_DELIM_BYTE (default is TAB). `-n' Do not split multi-byte characters (no-op for now). `-s' `--only-delimited' For `-f', do not print lines that do not contain the field separator character. Normally lines without field separators are printed verbatim. `--output-delimiter=OUTPUT_DELIM_STRING' For `-f', output fields are separated by OUTPUT_DELIM_STRING The default is to use the input delimiter.
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