CUT(1)                            User Commands                           CUT(1)



NAME
       cut - remove sections from each line of files

SYNOPSIS
       cut OPTION... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       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

       -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

       --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

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

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

REPORTING BUGS
       Report cut bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report cut translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU  GPL
       version 3 or later <http://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.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for cut is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the
       info and cut programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info coreutils 'cut invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb     September 2011                           CUT(1)