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Old 09-21-2007
Hi.

If cut by itself will not work properly, then one could use:
Code:
#!/usr/bin/env sh

# @(#) s4       Demonstrate insertion of string for cut output fields.

set -o nounset
echo

## Use local command version for the commands in this demonstration.

echo "(Versions of codes used in this script -- local code \"version\")"
version bash cut paste

echo

echo "  1234567890  " >data0

echo " Input data (ends marked with \":\"):"
sed -e 's+^+:+' -e 's+$+:+' data0

sed -e 's|^  *||' -e 's|  *$||' data0 >data1

echo
echo " Expecting |123|45|90|"

cut -c1-3 data1 >t1
cut -c4-5 data1 >t2
cut -c9-10 data1 >t3

paste -d"|" t1 t2 t3 |
sed -e 's+^+|+' -e 's+$+|+'

exit 0

Producing (modified in place for this output):
Code:
% ./s4

(Versions of codes used in this script -- local code "version")
GNU bash, version 2.05b.0(1)-release (i386-pc-linux-gnu)
cut (coreutils) 5.2.1
paste (coreutils) 5.2.1

 Input data (ends marked with ":"):
:  1234567890  :

 Expecting |123|45|90|
|123|45|90|

See man pages for details ... cheers, drl
 
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