# Cut #5 – HackerRank Solution

In this post, we will solve Cut #5 HackerRank Solution. This problem (Cut #5) is a part of Linux Shell series.

Given a tab delimited file with several columns (tsv format) print the first three fields.

## Input Format

A tab-separated file with lines of ASCII text only.

## Constraints

• 1 <= N <= 100
• 2 <= C <= 100

(N is the number of lines of text in the input file and C is the number of columns of data in the file)

## Output Format

The output should contain N lines. For each line in the input, print the first three fields.

Sample Input

``````1   New York, New York[10]  8,244,910   1   New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA  19,015,900  1   New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA 22,214,083
2   Los Angeles, California 3,819,702   2   Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA    12,944,801  2   Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA    18,081,569
3   Chicago, Illinois   2,707,120   3   Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA 9,504,753   3   Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA  9,729,825
4   Houston, Texas  2,145,146   4   Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA 6,526,548   4   Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA 8,718,083
5   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[11]  1,536,471   5   Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA  6,086,538   5   Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA   7,601,061``````

Sample Output

``````1   New York, New York[10]  8,244,910
2   Los Angeles, California 3,819,702
3   Chicago, Illinois   2,707,120
4   Houston, Texas  2,145,146
```#Given a tab delimited file with several columns (tsv format) print the first three fields.