CUT command in Unix/Linux with examples

Cut Command:

– CUT is used to process data in file.
– Works only on file having column formatted data
Command 1: Display particular position character
cut -c3 file.txt

Command 2: Range of characters
cut -c3-8 file.txt
cut -c3- file.txt
cut -c-10 file.txt

Command 3: Display Columns after seperation
cut -d “|” -f2 file.txt
cut -d “|” -f2-3 file.txt
cut -d “|” -f2- file.txt

Command 4: Display all other than given columns[–complement]
cut -d “|” -f2 file.txt
cut -d “|” –complement -f2 file.txt

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