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man cut

From: Jan
Subject: man cut
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 19:27:12 +0200
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the missing of a single excample inside the "cut"-man-page could only be 
solved by consulting an old unix-man-page found in the web.

I like man-pages but they are useless without a single excample if you are new 
to a command....

e.g. how to use "cut" to extract columns 1 and 5 of /etc/passwd

cut -d: -f1,5 /etc/passwd

That simple excample is worth a dozen lines of parameter explanations.
When I "know where the rabit runs to" I could refine the stuff to my special 
needs consulting the rest of the man-page.

That method is very effective and gives instant satisfaction :)

best regards
Jan Mentzel

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