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Old 08-25-2012
[Solved] awk string with spaces

Why does this work:
awk -v s="this is a string" 'index($0, s)' file

while the following doesn't?
s="this is a string"
awk -v s=$s 'index($0, s)' file

How do I search for a string with spaces in it?

---------- Post updated at 01:18 AM ---------- Previous update was at 01:15 AM ----------

I figured it out. Had to use double quotes:
awk -v s="$s" 'index($0, s)' file

Last edited by radoulov; 08-26-2012 at 08:35 AM.. Reason: Marked as solved.
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IGAWK(1)							 Utility Commands							  IGAWK(1)

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 ( Free Software Foundation Nov 3 1999 IGAWK(1)

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