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How do you view specific columns from a space delimited text file?

I have a space delimited text file with 1,000,000+ columns? I would only like to view specific ones (let's say through 1:10), how can I do that? Thanks!
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Did you say 'more than a million' columns?
How many rows?
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3,000,000 columns and 90 rows to be exact
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I would think something like:

Code:
cut -d" " -f1-10 <mybigfile.txt

although I wonder about a file of that size.
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