choose

A human-friendly and fast alternative to cut and (sometimes) awk.

TLDR

Print the 5th item from a line (starting from 0)

$ choose [4]
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Print the first, 3rd, and 5th item from a line, where items are separated by ':' instead of whitespace

$ choose --field-separator '[:]' [0] [2] [4]
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Print everything from the 2nd to 5th item on the line, including the 5th

$ choose [1]:[4]
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Print everything from the 2nd to 5th item on the line, excluding the 5th

$ choose --exclusive [1]:[4]
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Print the beginning of the line to the 3rd item

$ choose :[2]
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Print all items from the beginning of the line until the 3rd item (exclusive)

$ choose --exclusive :[2]
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Print all items from the 3rd to the end of the line

$ choose [2]:
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Print the last item from a line

$ choose [-1]
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