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Selecting fields from a line using "cut"

Posted 12-22-2011 at 06:56 PM by Telengard (Here are some things which I hope will be helpful.)
Updated 12-26-2011 at 10:26 PM by Telengard
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using cut to break down text

You can use cut to grab only the data you want from a line of text. Tell cut which groups of characters you are interested in and it will print them. By default cut uses tab characters to break down groups of text from the input file.

NOTE: In the example data files which follow, the strings <TAB> and <SPACE> shall be used to visually distinguish whitespace characters. A tab character is the character generated when you press the...
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