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Linux Tutorial Series – 74 – Things I never used related to text manipulation – cut, sed, awk, …

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There are some commands I never used in my day-to-day Linux experience – such as cut, sed, awk, sort and uniq – among other things. I did use them once, when I was taking a class which had some Linux command line laboratory exercises, but that was it. Since I haven’t used these commands at all, I shouldn’t talk about them. If you ever have the need to learn what these commands do, I think that a Google search with the command and the keyword “tutorial” will do the trick.

As I am writing this, I feel bad for leaving out a bunch of commands, but the point of this Linux post series is to trim the fat – to give you the things you need for everyday use, not cover everything possible.

I may me mistaken, but I think that it is a valid strategy to learn to use these tools as the need arises. I found myself manipulating text in programming languages like Python and C++ and not as much sed and awk. Those are my 2 cents.

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