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Remove columns from input records. Use this component when you want to reduce the number of columns.


is to be used in EVS job structure definition file. <f_in> and <f_out> are either input and output file or flow name.

evl cut

is intended for standalone usage, i.e. to be invoked from command line and read records from standard input and write to standard output.

EVD is EVL data definition file, for details see evl-evd(5).


  <f_in> <f_out> (<evd_in>|-D <inline_evd) (<evd_out>|-d <inline_evd>)
  [--validate] [-x|--text-input] [-y|--text-output]

evl cut (<evd_in>|-D <inline_evd) (<evd_out>|-d <inline_evd>)
  [--validate] [-x|--text-input] [-y|--text-output]

evl cut
  ( --help | --usage | --version )


-D, --input-definition=<inline_evd>

either this option or the file <evd_in> must be presented. Example: -D ’id int, user_id string’

-d, --output-definition=<inline_evd>

either this option or the file <evd_out> must be presented. Example: -d ’user_sum long’


without this option, no fields are checked against data types. With this option, all output fields are checked

-x, --text-input

suppose the input as text, not binary

-y, --text-output

write the output as text, not binary

Standard options:


print this help and exit


print short usage information and exit

-v, --verbose

print to stderr info/debug messages of the component


print version and exit


print to stdout only not-nullable integer field ’id’:

evl cut example.evd -d'id int' -xy <in.txt