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cut

Cut out fields from stdin or files. More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/cut.

  • Cut out the first sixteen characters of each line of stdin:

cut -c {{1-16}}

  • Cut out the first sixteen characters of each line of the given files:

cut -c {{1-16}} {{file}}

  • Cut out everything from the 3rd character to the end of each line:

cut -c {{3-}}

  • Cut out the fifth field of each line, using a colon as a field delimiter (default delimiter is tab):

cut -d'{{:}}' -f{{5}}

  • Cut out the 2nd and 10th fields of each line, using a semicolon as a delimiter:

cut -d'{{;}}' -f{{2,10}}

  • Cut out the fields 3 through to the end of each line, using a space as a delimiter:

cut -d'{{ }}' -f{{3-}}