cut
Linux Commands - Managing Files and Text

cut

This command will cut columns or fields from a file and display them or make them available to move to another file.


Example:
cut -f5,7,8 timecard

This example will cut fields 5,7,8 and display them on the screen.

cut -c5,6 timecard > newinfo

This example will take the columns 5,6 and place them in a new file called newinfo.


Options
-c list cuts columns
-f list cuts fields specified in the list