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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
              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

       -n     (ignored)

       --complement
              complement the set of selected bytes, characters or fields

       -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

       --version
              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      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 standard input.

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

REPORTING BUGS
       Report cut bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: 
       General help using GNU software: 
       Report cut translation bugs to 

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later .
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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

              info coreutils 'cut invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb    September 2011                          CUT(1)



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