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Old 07-25-2001
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This Works!

I hate to ask another question, but I have looked at the "cut" man page and cannot find the answer.

Why are you using -c2-; i.e., why doesn't -c1- work for the first character?

Thanks!

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Originally posted by JHeliosfear
My humblest apologies.. I did not mean to include the "d"elimeter option within my solution to you. The person who wrote immediately after your response was correct. The command goes as follows:

cut -c2- old > new
# 9  
Old 07-25-2001
the '-c 2-' is actually a range specification, on Redhat, I looked at:
"info cut"
this gave me more detail than the man page and it explained that the -c option is used with a range, ie '1-' is the same as '1-[end of line]' and so allows for dynamic line lengths. the same way that '-8' is equivelent to '1-8' so the range '2-' is actually from the second character in the line to the end of the line.

hope this helps....
# 10  
Old 07-25-2001
Computer

That explains it.

Thanks everyone!

Radimus

Quote:
Originally posted by ghoti
the '-c 2-' is actually a range specification, on Redhat, I looked at:
"info cut"
this gave me more detail than the man page and it explained that the -c option is used with a range, ie '1-' is the same as '1-[end of line]' and so allows for dynamic line lengths. the same way that '-8' is equivelent to '1-8' so the range '2-' is actually from the second character in the line to the end of the line.

hope this helps....
 

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