Selects a list of columns or fields from one or more files. Either -c or -f must be specified.
list is a sequence of integers. Use a comma between separate values and a hyphen to specify a range (e.g., 1-10,15,20 or 50-). See also
list specifies byte positions, not character positions. This is important when multibyte characters are used. With this option, lines should be 1023 bytes or less in size.
Cut the character positions identified in
Use with -f to specify field delimiter as character
c (default is tab); special characters (e.g., a space) must be quoted.
Cut the fields identified in
Don't split characters. When used with -b, cut doesn't split multibyte characters.
Use with -f to suppress lines without delimiters.
Display only ping times while pinging a host:
ping 192.168.10.58 | cut -sd= -f4
Find out who is logged on, but list only login names:
who | cut -d" " -f1
Cut characters in the fourth column of
file, and paste them back as the first column in the same file. Send the results to standard output:
| paste -