Laminate a file

awk '{print(substr($0,1,5))}' file
Consider this file : laminate this file with awk hello to commandlinefu I can use awk substring to laminate words : lamin this file with hello comma Similar to http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2000/laminate-files-line-by-line
Sample Output
lamin
this
file
with 
hello
comma

-2
2009-10-05 18:58:49
awk

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What Others Think

Uhm ... You can do that simply with cut: cut -c1-5
inof · 472 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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