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# 8  
Old 08-04-2009
Use gawk, nawk or /usr/xpg4/bin/awk on Solaris.
# 9  
Old 08-04-2009
Try with other versions of awk like nawk , gawk .
# 10  
Old 08-04-2009
when i am running
echo "aa (0124)-23456 bb" | awk '{printf("%s %s %s\n", $1,$2,$3)}'

it is giving the correct output
but if i am running

echo "aa (0124)-23456 bb" | awk '{gsub(/[()-]/,"",$2) ; printf("%s %s %s\n", $1,$2,$3)}'

it is giving error

what could be the cause?

---------- Post updated at 08:28 AM ---------- Previous update was at 08:26 AM ----------

actually its working with nawk.....but white spaces are still there....they are not getting removed

could you please suggest some change

---------- Post updated at 08:29 AM ---------- Previous update was at 08:28 AM ----------

actually it working with nawk..but the white spaces are still there..
could you plz suggest something to remove those white spaces
# 11  
Old 08-04-2009
What version of awk are you using?
What is the error output?
# 12  
Old 08-04-2009
its working...

just to remove to do that?

plz help

---------- Post updated at 08:32 AM ---------- Previous update was at 08:30 AM ----------

one more thing it is not removing all the special characters in the field like * & etc.
# 13  
Old 08-04-2009
Something like that :
^$ > echo "aa *&+|(0124)-23456 bb" | awk '{gsub(/[^[:alnum:]]*/,"",$2); print $1 $2 $3}'

# 14  
Old 08-04-2009
i tried with
echo "aa *&+|(0%124)-23456#$@!+= bb" | nawk '{gsub(/[^[:alnum:]]*/,"",$2); print $1 $2 $3}'

the expected output is 012423456
but the output that is coming is aabb

plz helpSmilie
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