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# 1  
Old 11-29-2007
Cutting a tab delimiter file

I have a 30 column tab delimited record file. I need to extract the first 10column. The following command to cut was not working

cut -f 1-10 -d "\t" filename.

Could any one keep on this .

Thanks in Advance
# 2  
Old 11-29-2007
I have also tried the following command also
cut -f 1-10 -d "&H09" filename
# 3  
Old 11-29-2007
Code:
awk -F"\t" '{ for ( i=1; i<=10; i++ ) { printf "%s\t", $i } printf "\n"; }' filename

# 4  
Old 11-30-2007
Thread IT Resource Center forums - Remove columns in file asks almots an identical question.

Responses available with both perl and awk

# awk -F'\t' 'NR>1 {for(i=1;i<=20;++i) printf(i<20?"%s\t":"%s\n",$i)}' ofile

# perl -nle 'print if $.==1;@a=split;print join "\t", @a[0..19] file
# 5  
Old 11-30-2007
You can try to place a tab between the quotes if you first press "<CTR> v" then the "<TAB>" key:

Code:
cut -f 1-10 -d "<CTR>v <TAB>"

Regards
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