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NDSELECT(1)			 User Commands			   NDSELECT(1)

NAME
       ndselect	- select lines and fields for numdiff

DESCRIPTION
       Usage: ndselect -h|--help|-v|--version	or

       ndselect	 [-b  N][-e  N][-s  N][-F N][-L	N][-I N][-S IFS][-D DELIMS][-O
       OSEP][-x][-l PATH][-o PATH] [FILE]

       Print to	standard output	a subset of lines  and	fields	from  a	 given
       file.

       The  argument  after  the options is the	name of	the file to read from.
       The complete path of the	file should be given, a	directory name is  not
       accepted.   If  no  input file is specified, the	program	reads from the
       standard	input.

       Exit status: 0 in case of normal	termination, -1	(255) in case of error

       -b, --beginning,	--start=N

	      Set to N the number of the first line to print (The default  be-
	      havior is	to start with line number 1)

       -e, --end=N

	      Set  to  N  the number of	the last line that can be printed (The
	      default behavior is to arrive till to the	end of the file)

       -s, --step=N

	      Set to N the increment to	use when selecting the lines to	 print
	      (The default value for the increment is 1)

       -F, --first-field=N

	      Set to N the number of the first field to	print (The default be-
	      havior is	to start with field number 1)

       -L, --last-field=N

	      Set to N the number of the last field that can be	 printed  (The
	      default behavior is to arrive till to the	end of every line)

       -I, --increment=N

	      Set to N the increment to	use when selecting the fields to print
	      (The default value for the increment is 1)

       -S, --separators=IFS

	      Specify the set of characters to use as delimiters while	split-
	      ting  the	input lines into fields	(The default set of delimiters
	      is space,	tab and	newline)

       -D, --delimiters=DELIMS

	      Specify the set of strings to use	as delimiters while  splitting
	      the  input  lines	 into fields (The default set of delimiters is
	      space, tab and newline)

       -O, --output-separator=OSEP

	      Specify the string to use	as separator  while  writing  the  se-
	      lected  fields to	the standard output (The default behavior con-
	      sists in reusing

	      the delimiters found in the input	lines)

       -x, --omit-empty-lines

	      Do not print empty lines

       -l, --warnings-to=PATH

	      Redirect warning and error messages from stderr to the indicated
	      file

       -o, --output=PATH

	      Redirect output from stdout to the indicated file

       -h, --help

	      Show this	help message

       -v, --version

	      Show  version  number, Copyright,	Distribution Terms and NO-War-
	      ranty

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,  2010,  2011,  2012,	 2013,
       2014, 2015, 2016, 2017  Ivano Primi <ivprimi@libero.it> License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later, see <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free  to	change	and  redistribute  it.
       There is	NO WARRANTY, to	the extent permitted by	law.

SEE ALSO
       The  full documentation for ndselect is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and ndselect	programs are properly installed	at your	 site,
       the command

	      info numdiff

       should give you access to the complete manual.

ndselect 5.9.0			 January 2017			   NDSELECT(1)

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