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bug#7443: bug in cut -n " " -f 1 *

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#7443: bug in cut -n " " -f 1 *
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 19:22:44 +0000
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On 19/11/10 13:53, Yasmani Lara wrote:
> Hi core team, i'm  relatively new on linux  and recently  test something *cut
> -n " " -f 1 **  and what sorprise an unexpected result, a fall of letters
> and don't stop until Crtl+C keypress. Forgive my bad english, still
> learning. Grettings from Cuba

This seems like incorrect usage.
The command presented will output everything
before the first \t in each file in the current directory,
including any binary files.

I'm guessing you may want: cut -d ' ' -f1 -- *


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