[CentOS] script question

Pintér Tibor tibyke at tibyke.hu
Wed Oct 15 14:54:24 UTC 2008


> I am trying to create a script that takes an entire file,
> drops the first 19 characters from each line and creates a new file.
> 
> I am missing something easy but I am not seeing it.
> 
> Jerry
> 
> ---
> I tried the script below but did not work.
> 
> rm  output.txt
> cat test.txt | \
> while read LINE
> do
>        newline=`echo $LINE | cut -f 19-`
>        echo $newline >> output.txt
> done
>           test.txt is below 10-Oct-08 08:14 am  10

why not simply

cut -b10- foo > bar

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