Insert a text from a specific row into a specific column using SED or AWK


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Question Insert a text from a specific row into a specific column using SED or AWK

Hi,

I am having trouble converting a text file. I have been working for this whole day now, still i couldn't make it.

Here is how the text file looks:
_______________________________________________________

Code:
DEVICE STATUS INFORMATION FOR LOCATION 1:
OPER  STATES:  Disabled  E:Enabled   B:Busy
ADMIN STATES:  L:Locked    U:Unlocked  E:Equipped  S:Shutdown

                                              Last Transition Related
Device        State Reason                    dd/mm  hh:mm:ss Function
------------- ----- ------------------------- --------------- -------------
DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 0 0 0
DRI 0 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 0 1 0
DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 1 0 0
DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 1 1 0
DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 2 0 0
DRI 2 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 2 1 0


DEVICE STATUS INFORMATION FOR LOCATION 2:
OPER  STATES:  Disabled  E:Enabled   B:Busy
ADMIN STATES:  L:Locked    U:Unlocked  E:Equipped  S:Shutdown

                                              Last Transition Related
Device        State Reason                    dd/mm  hh:mm:ss Function
------------- ----- ------------------------- --------------- -------------
DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 0 0 0
DRI 0 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 11/06  19:45:56 RTF 0 1 0
DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 1 0 0
DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 11/06  19:46:08 RTF 1 1 0
DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 2 0 0


DEVICE STATUS INFORMATION FOR LOCATION 3:
OPER  STATES:  Disabled  E:Enabled   B:Busy
ADMIN STATES:  L:Locked    U:Unlocked  E:Equipped  S:Shutdown

                                              Last Transition Related
Device        State Reason                    dd/mm  hh:mm:ss Function
------------- ----- ------------------------- --------------- -------------
DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 0 0 0
DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 1 0 0
DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 23/06  02:51:24 RTF 1 1 0
DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 2 0 0
DRI 2 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 23/06  02:51:24 RTF 2 1 0

I want the file to look like this:

Code:
LOCATION 1 DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 0 0 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 0 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 0 1 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 1 0 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 1 1 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 2 0 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 2 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 2 1 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 0 0 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 0 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 11/06  19:45:56 RTF 0 1 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 1 0 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 11/06  19:46:08 RTF 1 1 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 2 0 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 0 0 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 1 0 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 23/06  02:51:24 RTF 1 1 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 2 0 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 2 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 23/06  02:51:24 RTF 2 1 0

I would very much appreciate if some could help me out.

Ismail

Last edited by vgersh99; 07-13-2009 at 11:46 AM.. Reason: code tags, PLEASE!
# 2  
Try:

Code:
awk '{ if($0 ~ /^DEVICE STATUS/) { str=$NF; sub(/:/," ",str); } if ( $0 ~ /^DRI/) { $0="LOCATION" str $0; print; } }'  file

# 3  
Try:
Code:
awk '/LOCATION/ {
s="LOCATION "substr($NF,1,1);
}
/DRI/{
   print s" "$0;
}' file

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# 5  
Code:
$
$ cat data.txt
DEVICE STATUS INFORMATION FOR LOCATION 1:
OPER  STATES:  Disabled  E:Enabled   B:Busy
ADMIN STATES:  L:Locked    U:Unlocked  E:Equipped  S:Shutdown
                                              Last Transition Related
Device        State Reason                    dd/mm  hh:mm:ss Function
------------- ----- ------------------------- --------------- -------------
DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 0 0 0
DRI 0 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 0 1 0
DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 1 0 0
DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 1 1 0
DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 2 0 0
DRI 2 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 2 1 0
 
DEVICE STATUS INFORMATION FOR LOCATION 2:
OPER  STATES:  Disabled  E:Enabled   B:Busy
ADMIN STATES:  L:Locked    U:Unlocked  E:Equipped  S:Shutdown
                                              Last Transition Related
Device        State Reason                    dd/mm  hh:mm:ss Function
------------- ----- ------------------------- --------------- -------------
DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 0 0 0
DRI 0 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 11/06  19:45:56 RTF 0 1 0
DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 1 0 0
DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 11/06  19:46:08 RTF 1 1 0
DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 2 0 0
 
DEVICE STATUS INFORMATION FOR LOCATION 3:
OPER  STATES:  Disabled  E:Enabled   B:Busy
ADMIN STATES:  L:Locked    U:Unlocked  E:Equipped  S:Shutdown
                                              Last Transition Related
Device        State Reason                    dd/mm  hh:mm:ss Function
------------- ----- ------------------------- --------------- -------------
DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 0 0 0
DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 1 0 0
DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 23/06  02:51:24 RTF 1 1 0
DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 2 0 0
DRI 2 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 23/06  02:51:24 RTF 2 1 0
$
$ perl -ne '/DEVICE STATUS INFORMATION FOR (.*):/ and $x=$1; /^DRI/ and print "$x $_"' data.txt
LOCATION 1 DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 0 0 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 0 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 0 1 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 1 0 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 1 1 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:28:27 RTF 2 0 0
LOCATION 1 DRI 2 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 26/05  08:16:33 RTF 2 1 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 0 0 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 0 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 11/06  19:45:56 RTF 0 1 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 1 0 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 11/06  19:46:08 RTF 1 1 0
LOCATION 2 DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 05/07  02:29:16 RTF 2 0 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 0 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 0 0 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 1 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 1 0 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 1 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 23/06  02:51:24 RTF 1 1 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 2 0 0     B-U   NO REASON                 04/07  00:53:51 RTF 2 0 0
LOCATION 3 DRI 2 1 0     B-U   NO REASON                 23/06  02:51:24 RTF 2 1 0
$
$

tyler_durden
# 6  
thank you very much tyler_durden, rakeshawasthi and dennis.jacob

It was very helpful.

vgersh99- Sorry about that , Noted your points
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