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Old 03-10-2009
String parsing with awk/sed/?

If I have a string that has some name followed by an ID#(ex.B123456) followed by some more #'s and/or letters, would it be possible to just grab the ID portion of this string? If so how? I am pretty new with these text tools so any help is appreciated.
Example:
"Name_One-B123456A-12348A"
# 2  
Old 03-10-2009
Code:
echo "Name_One-B123456A-12348A" | sed 's/.*-\(.*\)-.*/\1/'
echo "Name_One-B123456A-12348A" | awk -F- '{print $2}'

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Old 03-10-2009
Thanks for the help that works like a champ.

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