cut with tab or other white space chars

cut -f1 -d"<TAB>"
cut -f1 -d\<TAB>

2011-05-05 18:17:36

What Others Think

I don't understand what you're trying to demonstrate with this command. The proper way to do this with most shells would be: cut -f1 -d$'\t'
eightmillion · 415 weeks and 1 day ago
You didn't even test it. The delimiter must be a SINGLE character.
RanyAlbeg · 415 weeks ago
TAB is the default delimiter for cut. So it comes down to cut -f1 .
joedhon · 415 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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