Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting sed script to print a value from txt file Post 302136167 by cfajohnson on Saturday 15th of September 2007 06:49:51 PM
Originally Posted by cmontr
I would appreciate if someone can help me to write a shell script using sed. From a larget text file I need to print a fixed value of a word. In another words whenever it finds that word, it needs to grab the other line containing "dn" and prints its value. For example:

dn: uid=poi.1111,ou=abc,
authpassword;orclcommonpwd: {SHA}adhnbckhsypzx=
businesscategory: abc
createtimestamp: 20050709198316x
creatorsname: cn=bulkload
modifiersname: cn=bulkload
modifytimestamp: 20050709198316x
objectclass: top
objectclass: cuser
cquestion: xyf88561


in this example txt there are thousands of similar ones.

I need to be able to print "cquestion" and related "dn" for it using sed in a shell script. I would appreciate if someone can help me and email at ""

This looks more like a job for awk, but it's not entirely clear what you want.

Do you want to print any line containing "cquestion:" and the earlier line containing "dn:"?

awk '
   /^dn:/ { dn = $0 }
   /^cquestion:/ { print dn; print }' FILE

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script(1)							   User Commands							 script(1)

script - make record of a terminal session SYNOPSIS
script [-a] [filename] DESCRIPTION
The script utility makes a record of everything printed on your screen. The record is written to filename. If no file name is given, the record is saved in the file typescript. See WARNINGS. The script command forks and creates a sub-shell, according to the value of $SHELL, and records the text from this session. The script ends when the forked shell exits or when Control-d is typed. OPTIONS
The following option is supported: -a Appends the session record to filename, rather than overwriting it. NOTES
script places everything that appears on the screen in filename, including prompts. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |CSI |Enabled | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
attributes(5) WARNINGS
script can pose a security risk when used in directories that are writable by other users (for example, /tmp), especially when run by a privileged user, that is, root. Be sure that typescript is not a link before running script. SunOS 5.10 30 Jan 2004 script(1)

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