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Old 10-17-2017, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Print selected columns from a text file

[I have already found the answer, see below]

Hi all,

I am looking for a simple oneliner (preferably) to print only selected columns (given by their column numbers) from a tab separated text file. Could you please suggest a command?

Thanks!

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awk -v OFS='\t' '{ print $1, $2, $4 }' old_file> new_file

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You could also consider:

cut -f 1,2,4 old_file > new_file
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