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Old 10-19-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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is it possible instead of setting -f 2 or -f 3 to set the field to be whatever the last instance of the delimiter is?
Old 10-19-2005, 04:03 PM   #2
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Hmmm... I don't know if it's just me, but that question doesn't make much sense: "whatever the last instance of the delimiter is"

The delimiter is going to be the same throughout the expression. As far as I know, cut only supports one delimiter character. So the last delimited will always be the same as the first...

However, what I think you're asking is how to display the last field regardless of how many delimiters are present. I don't think cut can do that for you, but you can do it rather simply with awk:
echo "" | awk -F '.' '{print $NF}'

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