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

       -b, --bytes=LIST
              output only these bytes

       -c, --characters=LIST
              output only these characters

       -d, --delimiter=DELIM
              use DELIM instead of TAB for field delimiter

       -f, --fields=LIST
              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

       -s, --only-delimited
              do not print lines not containing delimiters

              use  STRING  as  the output delimiter the default is to use the
              input delimiter

       --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)