CUT linux command manual
CUT(1) User Commands CUT(1)
cut - remove sections from each line of files
cut [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print selected parts of lines from each FILE to standard output.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
output only these bytes
output only these characters
use DELIM instead of TAB for field delimiter
output only these fields; also print any line that contains no
delimiter character, unless the -s option is specified
-n with -b: don't split multibyte characters
do not print lines not containing delimiters
use STRING as the output delimiter the default is to use the
--help display this help and exit
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. 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.
Written by David Ihnat, David MacKenzie, and Jim Meyering.
Report bugs to .
Copyright (C) 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
The full documentation for cut is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and cut programs are properly installed at your site, the
info coreutils cut
should give you access to the complete manual.
cut (coreutils) 5.2.1 May 2004 CUT(1)