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Old 07-23-2009
Parsing a file

Hi,

I have a file that looks like this:

Code:
36-:<4,535730,2>
101-:<4,636445,2>
150-:<1,375774,0>
258+:<1,28498,1>

I want to parse it so they it will look like this (tab-delimited):

Code:
36  -  4  535730  2
101  -  4  636445  2  
150  -  1  375774  0 
258  +  1  28498  1

I tried replacing the values that I dont want with a tab but its very tedious.

any help would be appreciated.

thanks

Phil

Last edited by vgersh99; 07-23-2009 at 02:13 AM.. Reason: code tags, PLEASE!
# 2  
Old 07-23-2009
Try:
Code:
sed -e 's/\(.*\)\(.\)\:\<\(.*\),\(.*\),\(.*\)\>/\1 \2 \3 \4 \5/' infile

The \1 \2 \3 \4 \5 are seperated with tab.

Output:
Code:
36      -       4       535730  2
101     -       4       636445  2
150     -       1       375774  0
258     +       1       28498   1

# 3  
Old 07-23-2009
Code:
nawk -F'[:<>,]' '{sub(".$",OFS "&", $1);print}' OFS='\t'' myFile


Last edited by vgersh99; 07-23-2009 at 02:19 AM..

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