Bash Show columns x to y of a file


Sometimes, it's useful to display a range of columns in a file. Suppose you have this file

Apple California 2017 1.00 47
Mango Oregon 2015 2.30 33

To select the first 3 columns do

cut -d ' ' -f1-3 filename

This will display the following output

Apple California 2017
Mango Oregon 2015