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Performance issue in UNIX while generating .dat file from large text file

Hello Gurus,

We are facing some performance issue in UNIX. If someone had faced such kind of issue in past please provide your suggestions on this .

Problem Definition:
/Few of load processes of our Finance Application are facing issue in UNIX when they uses a shell script having below portion of code. The below portion of codes reads an input file and writes them into an .dat file. The performance issue arises when there is huge volume of data in the input file.
For example: For data volume having 200,000 records is taking 38 mins to get append/write into the .dat file which increases the complete load process timings. We need to increase the performance of this proces by reducing the time its taking to append/write the records.

Portion of Code from Shell Script:
/**************************************************************************************************** *******************************************
cat ${m_recv_dir}/${m_glb_d92_nm}${m_glb_file_seq} |while read d92_line
m_brch_cd=`echo "${d92_line}" |cut -c166-168`
# This is the case when we reach the last line '*/', we just skip that line
if [ "${m_brch_cd}" = "" ]
if [ "${m_brch_cd}" = "400" ]
m_jv_cd=`echo "${d92_line}" |cut -c190-192`
if [ ! -s tmp_d92${m_brch_cd}z${m_jv_cd} ]
echo "TMP" > tmp_d92${m_brch_cd}z${m_jv_cd}
m_arr_ctr=`expr $m_arr_ctr + 1`
if [ m_touched = "N" ]
echo "${d92_line}" > ${m_recv_dir}/gd${m_brch_cd}${m_jv_cd}${m_glb_rate_cd}.dat
echo "${d92_line}" >> ${m_recv_dir}/gd${m_brch_cd}${m_jv_cd}${m_glb_rate_cd}.dat

for m_file_name in `echo ${m_a_d92_files[*]}`
if [[ `grep "*/" ${m_file_name} | wc -l` = 0 ]]
echo "*/" >> ${m_file_name}
for m_file_name in `echo ${m_a_d92_list[*]}`
rm -f $m_file_name

Please provide your valuable suggestions. Also is there any way by using SED command for appending the output in fast way?

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ECHO(1) 						    BSD General Commands Manual 						   ECHO(1)

echo -- write arguments to the standard output SYNOPSIS
echo [-n] [string ...] DESCRIPTION
The echo utility writes any specified operands, separated by single blank (' ') characters and followed by a newline (' ') character, to the standard output. The following option is available: -n Do not print the trailing newline character. This may also be achieved by appending 'c' to the end of the string, as is done by iBCS2 compatible systems. Note that this option as well as the effect of 'c' are implementation-defined in IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'') as amended by Cor. 1-2002. Applications aiming for maximum portability are strongly encouraged to use printf(1) to sup- press the newline character. Some shells may provide a builtin echo command which is similar or identical to this utility. Most notably, the builtin echo in sh(1) does not accept the -n option. Consult the builtin(1) manual page. EXIT STATUS
The echo utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. SEE ALSO
builtin(1), csh(1), printf(1), sh(1) STANDARDS
The echo utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'') as amended by Cor. 1-2002. BSD
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