Top Forums UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers How to assign a value to a variable in awk scripting? Post 303038209 by Don Cragun on Tuesday 27th of August 2019 08:47:55 PM
Originally Posted by bhagya123
Thanks..Actually i tried with substr and it was working..

Later i encountered an error and thought that is related to to the substr function. But looks like it caused by something else.

Thanks for the response !!

--- Post updated at 07:33 PM ---

Similar to that I am also trying an awk array and wanted to check if the array value match string "{5:{" , replace with 5: and assign it back to same array and print it.

But below code is not working its not able to replace the array value , instead its assigning whole command to msg_arr[i] and printing it

any solution for this?

              for (i=msgtkn_20_lnno; i<msg_lnno;)
                if(msg_arr[i]  ~ /^{5:{/ )
                tag5_before_value= msg_arr[i];
               msg_arr[i]="echo $tag5_before_value | sed 's/{5:{/5:/g'";
                printf "after conversion is %s/n", abc > "LOG.txt";
               print msg_arr[i++];
                  print msg_arr[i++];


as soon as i use "`" its giving me syntax error
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