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Old 03-30-2009
error while executing the script

Hello

I am executing the following script

nawk 'NR == 1 || substr($0,63,5) ~ /H... / && \
_++ == 2 { fn && close(fn); fn = "part_" ++c; _ = 1 }
{ print > fn }' sample.dat

When i execute as it is it is executing fine. but when i execute the whole script as a single line like below

nawk 'NR == 1 || substr($0,63,5) ~ /H... / && \_++ == 2 { fn && close(fn); fn = "part_" ++c; _ = 1 }{ print > fn }' sample.dat

I am getting the following error

Syntax Error The source line is 1.
The error context is
NR == 1 || substr($0,63,5) ~ /H... / && >>> \ <<< _++ == 2 { fn
awk: 0602-500 Quitting The source line is 1.


Please help me out

Thanks
# 2  
Old 03-30-2009
Tools

I think you want to eliminate the \ at the end of your first line.
That is signifying a line-continuation, but if all is on one line, no need to note the continuation.
Try without that one character.
# 3  
Old 03-30-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsdev_123
Syntax Error The source line is 1.
The error context is
NR == 1 || substr($0,63,5) ~ /H... / && >>> \ <<< _++ == 2 { fn

Always read error messages. This one points directly to the error:

Code:
>>>  \ <<<


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