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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting UNIX file handling issue Post 302730923 by Gurkamal83 on Wednesday 14th of November 2012 01:26:19 AM
Thanks for the code. But I am getting error on UNIX.

Code:
fwtwc@meraqapp01:/openet/u0002/test_files$ awk -F";" '{for(i=1;i<=NF;i++){if(!(i%50)){$i=9006}}}1' OFS=";" RS=ORS="|" newfile.dat
awk: syntax error near line 1
awk: bailing out near line 1

what can be a possible reason. Even tried running
Code:
#!/bin/awk -f

before the command

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nawk worked for me instead of awk.

But another issue came in some records are of less than 50 in lengths also if the record is not present at all like "||" then the data is getting populated as
|;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;9006|

|1000;2012-08-20 00:22:55;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;9006|

I dont want any data inside two Pipe separated records. Or if the number of ';' separated fields is less than 50

Last edited by Franklin52; 11-15-2012 at 04:02 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples
 
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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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