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Old 08-03-2009
Shifting of lines in a file

Hi all,

I am using the below command to shift the lines in a file which was advised by Anchal in this forum:

awk -v total_records=$(cat | wc -l) '{ if(NR>(total_records - 2)) printf "\t%s\n", $0; else print $0 }' align

but I am getting the below error:
awk: syntax error near line 1
awk: bailing out near line 1

but for anchal it is working fine.

The OS I am using for Unix is:
SunOS 5.8 Generic_108528-23 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-280R

Please can somebody advise.

Best Regards,
# 2  
Old 08-03-2009
As radoulov always says:

Use gawk, nawk or /usr/xpg4/bin/awk on Solaris
# 3  
Old 08-03-2009
I would guess that the wc -l is returning leading spaces


total_records=$(echo $(cat | wc -l))

# 4  
Old 08-03-2009
Useless Use of Cat!
total_records=$(wc -l <

# 5  
Old 08-03-2009
Hi All,

Giving the same error.

Best Regards,
# 6  
Old 08-03-2009
Did you try it with /usr/xpg4/bin/awk?

It works fine with that.
# 7  
Old 08-03-2009
Hi all,

Please follow the original thread.

Shazin: Posting again will only start assumptions from the beginning.
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