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.

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

select only these bytes
select only these characters
use DELIM instead of TAB for field delimiter
select only these fields; also print any line that contains no delimiter character, unless the -s option is specified
(ignored)
complement the set of selected bytes, characters or fields
do not print lines not containing delimiters
use STRING as the output delimiter the default is to use the input delimiter
line delimiter is NUL, not newline
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. Selected input is written in the same order that it is read, and is written exactly once. Each range is one of:

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
from first to M'th (included) byte, character or field

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

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Copyright © 2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Full documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/cut
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) cut invocation'

September 2021 GNU coreutils 9.0