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how to read fixed length flat file....

Hi Gurus,

Thanks in advance...

I am new to writing shell scripting and help me out reading a flat file with fixed length.

I have a fixed length flat file with storename(lenth 6) , emailaddress(lenth 15), location(10). There is NO delimiters in that file.

Like the following str00001.txt

StoreName emailaddress location
---------------- ------------------ ----------- mmmmm
yyyyy lllllllllllllllllllllllll
* ujeuri

I have to read line by line in the flat file get the email address and location.and set it in a string
1. Read line by line
2. Set email address and location in a variable

String email = "”;
String loc = “

Last edited by zaxxon; 08-04-2009 at 08:57 AM.. Reason: tried CODE tags, given up...
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$> echo " mmmmm"| awk '{print substr($1,7)}'
$> echo " mmmmm"| awk '{print $NF}'

# putting it to variables:

String_email=`awk '{print substr($1,7)}' infile`
String_loc=`awk '{print $NF}' infile`

This will give a list of strings in each varaible. Maybe you want to handle it as arrays or read through it via while/read and parse it or just work it completely in awk, idk.
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