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Old 08-25-2009
matching names in 2 text files

I have 2 text files like


Company Name:yada yada
CONTACT PEOPLE:first_name1.last_name1,first_name2.last_name2,first_name3.last_name3

Data file2
COMPANY NAME1:first_name.last_name, first_name1.last_name1,first_name2.last_name2,first_name3.last_name3
COMPANY NAME2:first_name4.last_name4, first_name5.last_name6,first_name7.last_name7,first_name8.last_name8


I need to validate people(Bold) in

CONTACT PEOPLE:first_name1.last_name1,first_name2.last_name2,first_name3.last_name3

against datafile 2 and make sure names in both files match.
(We can assume no name repetitions in data file2 )

i,e. .. I need to grep for each name in file1 against file2

Thank you all for your time

Last edited by rider29; 08-27-2009 at 05:58 PM..
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Old 08-31-2009
If you are just wanting to see if all the names liste in the first file are present in the second one:
for name in `egrep '^(CONTACT PEOPLE:|LEAD:) datafile1 | cut -d ':' -f 2 | sed 's/,/ /g'`
  if grep $name datafile2 > /dev/null
    echo "$name validated"
    echo "$name NOT VALIDATED"

(untested - try this somewhere safe and you may need to debug)
egrep is dependent on OS, if it's not present, try substituting with grep -e
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