[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #2385] cut: "-" doesn't work for standard input

Tim Darby via Redmine bugtracker-admin at leaf.dragonflybsd.org
Wed Aug 8 14:49:02 PDT 2012

Issue #2385 has been updated by Tim Darby.

Thanks, John.  What's wrong with "-w"?
Bug #2385: cut: "-" doesn't work for standard input

Author: Tim Darby
Status: Resolved
Priority: Low
Target version: 

The man page for cut states that you can supply a - in place of the filename to read from standard input, but it doesn't work:

> echo foo bar | cut -w -f 1 -
cut: -: No such file or directory

However, this does:

> echo foo bar | cut -w -f 1

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