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Old 11-03-2007
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Find the length of the longest line

Dear All,

To find the length of the longest line from a file i have used wc -L which is giving the proper output...

But the problem is AIX os does not support wc -L command.
so is there any other way 2 to find out the length of the longest line using awk or sed ?

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awk ' { if ( length > x ) { x = length } }END{ print x }' filename

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