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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting AWK with multiple delimiters Post 302451370 by gdub on Monday 6th of September 2010 04:32:54 PM
Old 09-06-2010
Works great - Thanks!

---------- Post updated at 09:32 PM ---------- Previous update was at 09:12 PM ----------

BTW - I am trying to capture STDOUT so hence not read a 'file' but passing the string to awk via a pipe. $0 shows the whole string but $1 shows NULL so it doesn't seem to like the delimiters.

eg. I am trying this:
STR="bla bla bla [123] bla bla" #normally the stdout from a command line call of a software product
RUNID=`echo ${STR} | awk -F'[\\[\\]]' '{print $2}'`
echo ${ID}

There's probably a better way to do it but I haven't coded for years.
any ideas?
 

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IGAWK(1)							 Utility Commands							  IGAWK(1)

NAME
igawk - gawk with include files SYNOPSIS
igawk [ all gawk options ] -f program-file [ -- ] file ... igawk [ all gawk options ] [ -- ] program-text file ... DESCRIPTION
Igawk is a simple shell script that adds the ability to have ``include files'' to gawk(1). AWK programs for igawk are the same as for gawk, except that, in addition, you may have lines like @include getopt.awk in your program to include the file getopt.awk from either the current directory or one of the other directories in the search path. OPTIONS
See gawk(1) for a full description of the AWK language and the options that gawk supports. EXAMPLES
cat << EOF > test.awk @include getopt.awk BEGIN { while (getopt(ARGC, ARGV, "am:q") != -1) ... } EOF igawk -f test.awk SEE ALSO
gawk(1) Effective AWK Programming, Edition 1.0, published by the Free Software Foundation, 1995. AUTHOR
Arnold Robbins (arnold@skeeve.com). Free Software Foundation Nov 3 1999 IGAWK(1)

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