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 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

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.