For the one-liner, the pattern for the -F flag needs to be escaped, since the shell will gobble the first "\":
perl -apF\\t -e '$_="$F[1]\t$F[3]\n"'

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In reply to Re^2: multicolumn extraction by NetWallah
in thread multicolumn extraction by Anto_ch

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