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Once you read each line of output from cut via the piped open, you are still going to have to split it to an array in order to utilise the fields, so I think most if not all the performance advantage of using cut will be lost, though spitting 15 fields cut from 200 rather than all 200 may help.

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In reply to Re^2: cut vs split (suggestions) by BrowserUk
in thread cut vs split (suggestions) by sk

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