Divide a file into several parts.
Syntax cut -b list [-n] [file ...] cut -c list [file ...] cut -f list [-d delim] [-s] [file ...] Options -b list The list specifies byte positions. -c list The list specifies character positions. -d delim Use the first character of the string delim as the field delimiter character instead of the tab character. -f list The list specifies fields, delimited in the input by a single tab character. Output fields are separated by a single tab character. -n Do not split multi-byte characters. -s Suppresses lines with no field delimiter characters. Unless specified, lines with no delimiters are passed through unmodified.
cut exits 0 on success, 1 if an error occurred.
“It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more” ~ Woody Allen
Related macOS commands:
fmt - Reformat paragraph text
fold - Wrap input lines to fit in specified width
head - Output the first part of file(s)
join - Join lines on a common field
paste - Merge lines of files
split - Split a file into fixed-size pieces
tail - Output the last part of files