[CentOS] cut command on centos

Jay Leafey jay.leafey at mindless.com
Sat Jan 13 02:23:02 UTC 2007

Jerry Geis wrote:
> How do I make the delimiter for cut be a single character with hex value 
> 1e?
> I tried in a script file:
> DELIMITER='\x1e'
> DD=`echo $DATA | cut -f 1 --delimiter $DELIMITER`
> and it tells me:
> cut: the delimiter must be a single character
> Jerry

It appears that the line should be:


Note the dollar sign before the apostrophe.  I had to look it up in the bash man page as I knew there was a way to do it but I could 
not remember how.  You will find the reference to it under QUOTING in the paragraph starting "Words of the form $’string’ are 
treated specially."

Hope that helps!
Jay Leafey - Memphis, TN
jay.leafey at mindless.com
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