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Cut a Fixed Width In The File

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I am below cut command:

cat test.txt | cut -c 1-320 > test_final.txt

This will cut till 320 width of each line. But i am not able to cut, if a line include an special characters(such as Ü,ç,ò,etc).

Please Help on this



1 Answer

  1. I didn’t test this, but in your shell, try setting noglob


    set noglob

    cat test.txt | cut -c 1-320 > test_final.txt

    The Korn shell in cygwin cuts the characters without any problems.

    If those characters you posted are out of your data file, then you have a NULL character in your string. You’ll need to convert them to a space in order to solve your problem.

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