cut OPTION... [FILE]...
Usage: 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. -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 -n (ignored) --complement complement the set of selected bytes, characters or fields -s, --only-delimited do not print lines not containing delimiters --output-delimiter=STRING use STRING as the output delimiter the default is to use the input delimiter -z, --zero-terminated line delimiter is NUL, not newline --help display this help and exit --version 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 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 GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/cut> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) cut invocation'
Cut one or specific bytes
cut -b 1 <file> cut -b 1,2,3 <file>
Cut list of bytes
cut -b 1-3,5-7 <file>
Cut by fields
cut -f 1 <file> cut -f 2-4 <file>
Cut range of fields
cut -f 1-2,4-5 <file>
Cut by delimiter
cut -d '<delimiter>' -f <field> <file>
Cut by delimiter with output delimiter
cut -d '<delimiter>' -f <field> --output-delimiter='<output-delimiter>' <file> E.g. with tab after each field cut -d '<delimter>' -f <field> --output-delimiter=$'\t' <file>