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# 8  
Old 07-30-2009
Shorter Smilie
Code:
awk '{FS=OFS=","}NR>2{$3="\""++c"\""}1' file

# 9  
Old 07-30-2009
awk -F, 'NR>2{$3="\042"++c"\042"}1' OFS="," file

this is too giving me an additional line first line
second
1,"wes","1","ws"
1,"was","2","qwa"
,,"3"

in the end ...

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awk '{FS=OFS=","}NR>2{$3="\""++c"\""}1' file

again the same probs ...
first line
second
1,"wes","1","ws"
1,"was","2","qwa"
,,"3"

Smilie
# 10  
Old 07-30-2009
Is it possible that you have a blank line at the end of your file?
# 11  
Old 07-30-2009
the input file cannot be changed :Smilie
# 12  
Old 07-30-2009
Try this:

Code:
awk '! NF{next}{FS=OFS=","}NR>2{$3="\""++c"\""}1'

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# 13  
Old 07-30-2009
thanks it works ...

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