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Cut command isn't introduced before being used in pipes and filters section. #608

jdagdelen opened this Issue Aug 22, 2017 · 2 comments


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jdagdelen commented Aug 22, 2017

The cut command and its options (-d, -f) aren't introduced before they are used in the pipes & filters section. They are also not included in the summary at the end of the section.

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colinmorris commented Mar 2, 2018

The d and -f options are explained now thanks to #685, but your other points still stand. We should definitely give a brief introduction of what cut is / what it's used for.


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bonnie22 commented Jun 6, 2018

The cut command is used to remove or "cut out" certain sections of each line in the file. The -d flag is used to define the delimiter. If left blank the default default delimiter is tab. The -f flag is used to select the field to cut out

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