cut

remove sections from each line of files

Cut characters in the third column of file, and paste them back as the first column in the same file
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cut -c3 file | paste - fileCut characters in the third column of file, and paste them back as the first column in the same file

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Options:

  • cut -f, cut --fields
    -f, --fields=LIST select only these fields; also print any line that contains no delimiter character, unless
  • cut -c, cut --characters
    -c, --characters=LIST select only these characters