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Re: bug in- cut

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: bug in- cut
Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 00:29:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

"Bill Cecchin/R5/USDAFS" <address@hidden> wrote:
> I just downloaded your wonderful GnuUtils and started working with them.
> It is possible I am just not using it correctly; but when using "cut", I
> cannot seem to get it to output the fields with anything other than the
> input delimiter.  Example, I cut fields 2 & 4 of a comma delimited file and
> when I try to redirect it into a file delimited with a " " (space), I can't
> seem to get it to work.  Somehow I can't get the --output-delimiter=STRING
> to work correctly.  I have tried every way I can imagine and no success.
> Is this a but, or am I just missing something here?  Unfortunately, our
> organization has recently switched from Unix servers to Windows 2000 PC's
> and I am having a hard time working in Windows.  Your programs were an
> answers to Windows curses and I: Thank You Very Much for coming up with
> such a nice set of Unix utilities that will work in our Windows 2000
> environment.     SmileS

It works for me, using the latest test release.

Here's an example:

  $ echo a,b,c|cut -d, --output-delim=' ' -f 1,3
  a c

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