AWK is a text-processing language. It is mainly used to manipulate and process structured data, and to generate reports.

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Watch with awk command

How do you watch a command like? awk 'NR%2==0 {printf "%s %8.0f", $1, $5}' filename.txt Preceding this with "watch" gives this error: awk: cmd. line:1: fatal: cannot open file `{printf' for ...
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AWK - print file and length in two lines in END

I have to do script in AWK, which will choose the longer field in the line and after that in the end show in two line filed and under(in second line) length. I made this: ...
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Pattern search the user input in a file in Unix using awk

I am trying to write awk script to search for a pattern that is given input by user, in a file. My code look like this: awk 'BEGIN{printf "Enter : ";getline input<"/dev/tty"} /'"$input"'/ {print}' ...
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Executing multiple awk commands in one file

I am trying to extract lines from a file and save the output to a new file. I have been using the code: cat datafile | awk -f pullhh.txt > fuel where the file pullhh.txt contains the code ...
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using nawk, how to sum all numbers in $1, $2, and $3 fields?

Using nawk, how to sum all numbers in $1, $2, and $3 fields? 8 6 2 7 3 5 1 9 4 I want the result to be sum = 45
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sed: how to replace line if found or append to end of file if not found?

With a single input file that only contains comments (starting with #) and VARIABLE=value lines, is it possible to replace a value for a single variable if found and, otherwise, append the pair to the ...
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How to remove lines from large text file using bash

I got a huge text file (log file) in my CentOS which I would like to remove top part of, probably couple of thousand lines each day. (Or probably just split into two) I have search this site and ...
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Extract lines based on long list of line numbers

I have a long list of line numbers (35389208) that I do not want in my file. By line number I mean the line in my file (e.g. line 277). My list of line numbers I do not want looks like: 277 278 279 ...
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Fetch required column from a file with \001 delimiter

I am storing output of pig file in a directory Which contains lines with multiple columns separated by delimiter \\u0001. Now in shell script I want to fetch 7th column field from the output. I ...
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How can I filter unique lines based on a substring?

If I have a set of URLs in a file like: http://example.com/do?foo=bar&etc=123 http://example.com/do?etc=456&foo=bar I want to filter this out so that there's only one url for each unique ...
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Insert a string or blank line after specific search criteria, in a loop

I'm wondering if someone could help me with a specific coding question. I have a DNA sequencing file that reads something like this (as an example): ...
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printing only first finded match

I've created a statement which is searching for specific informations in each line (in my case "AAA","BBB" or "CCC"), if there is no such information N/A is printed { k=0; for (i=1;i<=NF;i++) ...
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Counting keys in line awk

I have to check how many keys(3 last characters in word) is in the all lines, but awk sent error. I think awk don't correct check condition. I tested it changing key to "t(or somthing eles). My ...
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Remove a certain part in a text file

I got the file, text.txt. In this file I have written: "test" "okay" I want to remove the " part of this file, how'd I do this?
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XML text transformation

I have a large file part of which is like below: <DataGroup xsi:type="ReportDataGroup"> <SmartReportTemplate DescriptionContentType="text/plain" IsActive="true"> <Name ...
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new column to a tab delimited file, with as predefined value

How can I add a new column to a tab delimited file, at the end of the file, containing the same values for each row. For example: infile.txt Name Age Address Sex X 12 adrs1 M Y 15 adrs2 ...
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Text deletion between patterns across multiple lines with respect to text inside pattern

I have a block of text I need to delete, however, only if it contains specific text inside the block: ... <script language="JavaScript"> var somethingA = 0; var somethingB = 0; var ...
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How to replace a line in an xml file with a set of lines stored in a variable or file using unix commands?

I have a xml file in which the line that needs to be searched is: SEARCH='<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?><SSC>' This searched value needs to be replaced with ...
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Reset awk field separator

On my local system, it appears that the configuration for awk has somehow been changed. Running the following command: echo "Hi there" | awk '{print $2}' On my machine this prints: Hi there And ...
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several awk commands consecutively

I'm using awk command to extract some datas. The point is that I need to use awk command several times to extract all informations I need and each time when I'm using awk I need create a temp file. My ...
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Oneliner to get the list of filenames which have last line (or line on position X) matching certain pattern?

How to get the list of filenames which have last line (or line on position X) matching certain pattern? We are looking for oneliner.
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arithmetic operation on a nested column in a tab delimited file

I have a tab-delimited text file containing Column1...Columnn columns and R1 to Rn rows. Within some of the columns, there are multiple nested fields with an identifier and then separated by semicolon ...
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Awk script to run a command based on condition using 'if'

I have a piece of code here that basically takes a file called 'srcip' (which is just a list of IP addresses) and compares it to my '~/db' file which is just a tab delimited IP HOSTNAME database of ...
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chunking screen output using grep/head/awk/sed/etc

I have some output that prints an element every line. I want to be able to parse that output in chunks of N, even if the number of lines is not a multiple of N. find . -f | chunk 10 1 # shows first ...
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Print line X lines before/after found line

I want to search for a particular string in a certain file. If I found the string, I also want to print the line X lines before (or after) that line. Can this with grep or awk, or do I need a ...
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How to get the pid of a running process using a single command that parse the output of ps?

I am looking for a single line that does return the pid of a running process. Currently I have: ps -A -o pid,cmd|grep xxx|head -n 1 And this returns the fist pid, command. I need only the first ...
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Increase efficiency of bash loop with awk

I have to write a fairly large text file(>300,000 lines) using text extracted from the second column of one file, then prepending and appending text to each line and finally writing it out to a new ...
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How to Check value for an input element after fetching contents of page using cUrl

I am trying to download a page using cUrl. I have saved the page to a file and I then grep on it to extract the value of the text field. The text field appears multiple times and I just need one ...
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Removing ANSI color codes from text stream

Examining the output from perl -e 'use Term::ANSIColor; print color "white"; print "ABC\n"; print color "reset";' in a text editor (e.g., vi) shows the following: ^[[37mABC ^[[0m How would one ...
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Search for files with more than one term (grep, awk?)

I am using a command like this to find files with the word 'term' in them: grep -l term * But I now want to be able to find files which have two different words in them (let's call them termA and ...
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file splitting and compression in pipeline

So I have a massive file something like this... 1/20/2016,somerandomdata 1/20/2016,somerandomdata 1/20/2016,somerandomdata 1/20/2016,somerandomdata 1/21/2016,somerandomdata 1/21/2016,somerandomdata ...
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How to search for a line which contains specific string in Bash?

I've got a file which contains some amount of lines, I want to look for a specific string, and if the file contains it, then I want to print a different line from the same file. for example, let's ...
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Rename CSV header using command line tools

Given a CSV file, h1 h2 h3 a b c z x b how to rename the first header to One and the third header to Three using command line tools, namely One h2 Three a b c z x b
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How to convert a column of hex to dec in gawk, strtonum in gawk gives erroneous results

I am trying to script a database from a network stream. The network stream after being heavily sed'd drops a three column file that looks something like this called file.db ...
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Transform CSV column by a function using command line tools

Given a csv file such as h1 h2 a 0 b 1 c 0 how to rename 0 to YES and 1 to NO in the second column.
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How can I sort and de-dupe a very long list of words?

I have a 400 megabyte file. The file is a list of words, each word on a single line. End of lines are a mix of cr/lf and lf. Some of the words are unicode. I'd prefer answers for Linux or Windows ...
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compare and calculate two variables with multiple values in shell script

I have written three hive queries in shell script for calculating debit-credit and target amounts which output below values: debit_amount : BOI 4760545.650000 AXIS 284.49000000 SBI 87.220000000 ...
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awk - field separator change in program, letters in the field

I want to change FS in awk, but not in BEGIN. I want to print word and the letter. awk 'BEGIN{FS=""}{print $1; FS=" ";print $1; FS=""}' Of course it does't work. Is there any function, way to show ...
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awk - Assign variable result of system function

I would like to assign variable result of system function: awk 'BEGIN{x=system("cut -d \" \" -f 1 ol");print x}' Input "ol": 1 Result: 1 0
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Multiple replace - using sed or awk

I have a code snippet like below CREATE TABLE TABLE1( ID integer NOT NULL, ROW_CREATED varchar (26) NULL, BATCH_LOG_ID integer NULL, TRANSACTION_TYPE varchar(5) NULL, PARTITION_COL integer ...
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awk print data in fixed column

I would like to print data in fixed column. I mean the column should be like in table. I used printf. Input: To find information use the search box on the top right corner of the screen, or ...
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Filtering and splitting huge file based on column Windows

I have about 2 TB worth of data files formatted like 12/20/2015 somerandomdata 12/20/2015 somerandomdata 12/20/2015 somerandomdata 12/20/2015 somerandomdata 12/21/2015 somerandomdata 12/21/2015 ...
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A way to split a text file into arbitrary blocks based on first column?

I have a (very large) text file of the form... /folder1/fileA /folder1/fileB /folder1/fileC ... /folder999/fileA /folder999/fileB /folder999/fileC ...etc with an unknown number of entries for each ...
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AWK - Add variable and result of function to variable

I want to add variable and result of function in AWK. Input: t t t t a t a ta ata ta a a Script: { key="t" print gsub(key,"")#<-it's work b=b+gsub(key,"")#<- it's something wrong } END{ ...
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How to find files within a size range?

Please suggest me the way to find all the zip files which are more than 60 MB but less than 70 MB in size using find command.
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Automatically split a huge TeX file into smaller files

How would I automatically split the sections or chapters of a huge TeX file into many smaller TeX files? This somewhat works: awk -v RS='\\chapter{' '{print "\\chapter{"$0 > (NR".tex")}' ...
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How to replace first n no. of occurrence of a string using sed and/or awk?

I got a file alphabet where a has multiple occurrence in a line. $ cat alphabet a b c d e f g h i j k a a l m n a p q r a s t u v w a x y z a k l q z where $ cat alphabet | grep -o a | wc -l 7 ...
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bash script read line by line

Hello I am trying to create a script that reads my file take all the variable it needs then use it for another command. But it seems that the variables are not being memorized, because I tried a ...
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Substitute large numbers of files according to style guide

I'd like to do a wholesale reformatting of our tests, and I'm cleaning up some inconsistent capitalization. I'm thinking of using awk to do this, since sed falls a little short, and since I need ...