Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting A cleaner way to rearrange column Post 302986773 by RudiC on Wednesday 30th of November 2016 05:36:15 AM
Yes, awk sees the (not necessarily trailing) 1 as a "pattern" (a logic expression) that always is TRUE, and with an "action" missing it performs the default action which is "print".

NR is an awk internal variable counting input lines starting from 1, so (NR-1) starts from 0, which is equivalent to FALSE. So !(NR-1) is TRUE only for the first input line. The question mark (?) following is part of a "conditional operator" that assigns either of two values depending on a boolean decision.
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