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Old 08-24-2009
Sort in AWK

Hi,
I usually use Access to sort data however for some reason its not working. Our systems guys and myself cannot figure it out so ive tried to use AWK to do the sorting. The file is made up of single lines in the format

Code:
L78-60/6:0-1480,195-1480,250-1552,500-1718,750-1862,1000-1985,1250-2102,1500-2235,1750-2406,2000-2600,2250-2763,2500-2907,2750-3086,3000-3310,3250-3496,3500-3661,3750-3789/
L76-37/24:0-1480,71-1480,250-1654,500-1857,750-2003,1000-2144,1250-2388,1500-2636,1750-2780,2000-2884,2250-3129,2500-3372,2750-3547,3000-3675,3250-3773,3500-3851,3750-3928/
L76-28/24:0-1480,54-1480,250-1717,500-1813,750-1964,1000-2101,1250-2234,1500-2399,1750-2556,2000-2684,2250-2843,2500-3034,2750-3171,3000-3300,3250-3409,3500-3585,3750-3794/

I have been using sort -n to sort by 1st field (FS= /) but I can get nothing.

Can anybody help?

Thanks Smilie
Ryan
# 2  
Old 08-24-2009
Code:
sort -t '/' -k1,1 myFile

# 3  
Old 08-24-2009
Thanks Vgersh99!

I usually use a command line of
Code:
gawk.exe -f filter.awk vel.txt  > filtered_file.txt

How would I use your suggestion in this way? I have played about with the code but only nonsensical results are output to filtered_file.txt

Thanks again

Ryan
# 4  
Old 08-24-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by eknryan
Thanks Vgersh99!

I usually use a command line of
Code:
gawk.exe -f filter.awk vel.txt  > filtered_file.txt

How would I use your suggestion in this way? I have played about with the code but only nonsensical results are output to filtered_file.txt

Thanks again

Ryan
I guess I don't understand why you need to use 'gawk' to do the sorting.
Just use a plain/old 'sort' - no need for gawk/awk.
# 5  
Old 08-24-2009
Sorry but I have no idea how to sort without gawk (I also have almost no knowledge of how to use gawk). From what I have read, I thought it would be simple to use. Is it not possible to modify
Code:
sort -t '/' -k1,1 myFile

to run using my command line.

Apologies again. I have learnt alot about gawk since I started but still along way to go. I have no idea about any other unix commands so really just trying to get the grips with AWK for now

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