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New command for me

Posted by mlangill on 24 Dec 2009 at 06:47 GMT


I have been using Unix commands for a long time and for some reason I have never come across "cut". Seems like a tool I will use in the future as I am always pulling out information from tab delimited files. Thanks.

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RE: New command for me

karthik1 replied to mlangill on 29 Dec 2009 at 16:43 GMT

Yes, cut is really really useful. I also came across this command comm, which prints common lines in files. Basically, if you have a lot of 'flat files' for databases, these text processing commands are really helpful.

Thanks for the nice article!

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