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Old 08-05-2009
thanks a lot for the help...a last question..it's possible to set the external variable of this case :
Code:
awk -v v="CHE" '{_[NR]=$0}{for(x=0;x++<NF;)if($x==v){for(y=4;--y;) print _[(NR-y)];printf "\n"}}' file

from the keybord across the function READ?....




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Last edited by jim mcnamara; 08-13-2009 at 06:49 PM..
# 9  
Old 08-13-2009
Code:
read var
awk -v v="$var" '{_[NR]=$0}{for(x=0;x++<NF;)if($x==v){for(y=4;--y;) print _[(NR-y)];printf "\n"}}' file

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Old 08-13-2009
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