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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting awk summing specific lines and fields Post 302725235 by nakaedu on Friday 2nd of November 2012 12:59:22 AM
Old 11-02-2012
I have to apologize, my original post is not clear enough.
I have removed my original requirement to sum fields $13 and $14 because it is adding complexity and I don't really require them for the moment.
I will try to clarify my requirement,
I have a very long list nearly 1100 lines,
Each line is very similar to these

x;x;x;x;x;x;x;x;467,390,611 Bytes;0.435291 GB;0.062247 GB;0.373045 GB;11,225;157
a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;13,805,156,846 Bytes;12.857054 GB;1.838559 GB;11.018495 GB;151,063;18,933
b;b;b;b;b;b;b;b;232,797,478,723 Bytes;216.809547 GB;31.003765 GB;185.805782 GB;176,861;21,445;Parent: Line #545

And I need to sum all fields to obtain: the total number of bytes, and GB. (while removing those lines that contain wording "Parent: Line"

For my example the total number of bytes and gigabytes, would be something similar to:
14272547457 Bytes;13.292345 GB;1.900806 GB;11.39154 GB

I get those numbers by summing all the row of fields $9, $10, $11, $12

467,390,611 Bytes + 13,805,156,846 Bytes = 14272547457 Bytes
0.435291 GB + 12.857054 GB = 13.292345 GB
0.062247 GB + 1.838559 GB = 1.900806 GB
0.373045 GB + 11.018495 GB = 11.39154 GB

Last edited by nakaedu; 11-02-2012 at 02:04 AM..
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