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Old 06-14-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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is there a command for cut and paste?


Is there a terminal command that allows you to cut the text in a text file and paste it into antother text file?
 
Old 06-14-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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Hi,

Not that I know of.

If you have your mouse set up to work in the terminal you can use that.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:11 PM   #3
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I know I can copy the text with "cat" command, but is there a way of clearing a text file without deleting it and create a new file? another command... or maybe a flag for "cat"?
 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:14 PM   #4
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To delete the content of a file without deleting/re-creating it you can just do this:
Code:
> yourfile
 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:16 PM   #5
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You can use
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cat /dev/null > file
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Hi,

If you want to delete the complete content of a file:
Code:
> filename
Replacing the complete content is also possible:
Code:
echo "erased" > filename
If you use >> instead of > in the second example, the text is appended to the file (at the bottom).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:17 PM   #7
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I know for sure there is a cut command. It may not be what you want. Do a man cut and see if it fits your needs. There is a paste command too.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:36 PM   #8
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Hi,

I don't know how to do it specifically like you want, but SED might be the start for it.
examples:
1. sed
2. linuxjournal/7231
 
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Thank you very much!!!
 
  


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