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What is the most straightforward way, using Linux command line utilities, to print a specific range of characters for each line read on stdin?

For example, for this input file:


It should work as follows:

> cat input_file | foo 3-6
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+1 cool question. – Doc Sep 28 '11 at 23:24
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Answered my own question... that was much easier than I thought:

cut -c 3-6
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+1 I learn(deded) something. – Doc Sep 28 '11 at 23:24

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