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I am trying to use 'cut' to get a line from my file. But it seems that 'cut' recongnizes TAB as default. My file uses space instead. So 'cut' doesn't work.
Anybody can tell me how to change the default from TAB to space ? Or how to transform a space-delimited file into tab-delimited file??
Thanks!! Smilie
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Old 11-06-2008
cut -d ' ' -f1

If you use ' ' as the delimiter you can get the field you want. Make sure you put a space between the ' things.
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Old 11-06-2008
so nice of you!! save my ass SmilieSmilie

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cut -d ' ' -f1

If you use ' ' as the delimiter you can get the field you want. Make sure you put a space between the ' things.
 

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