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Extracting data using cut command in linux shellcut command allows you to extract specific portion of a line in a file. Examples of cut command.
cat /etc/passwd | cut -d: -f1
# This command will display first column from the file /etc/passwd. Here f stands for field. d stands for delimiter.
cat /etc/passwd | cut -d: -f1,2
# This command will display first 2 columns from the file /etc/passwd.
cut -c2 <filename>
# This command will extract and show second character from each line of a file
cut -c1-4 <filename>
# This command will extract and show first 4 characters from each line of a file
cut -c4- <filename>
# This command will extract and show all characters starting from 4th character from each line of a file
cut -d’:’ -s -f1 <filename>
# This command will not display line of there is no delimiter found in the line. “-s” stands for suppress.
cut -d’:’ –complement -s -f1 <filename>
# This command will complement the output. That means it will display all fields from the lines except field 1.
cut -d’:’ -s -f1,2 –output-delimiter=’@’ <filename>
# This command will display different delimiter in output.
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