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Old 08-31-2009
Cut display multiple lines of output

I have a script that runs a command, and the output is on multiple lines. The fields are delimited by '='. I need the 8th column from the first line and the 2nd from the second line, but I can't figure out how to display the second line.

command1 | cut -d '=' -f 8

The above gets me what I need from the first line, but is there a way I can then get the second line information without having to re-run the command1?

My output is similar to the following:

test= foo=test=someinfo=moreinfo=testing again=misc info=First Column I need
randomInfo=Second Column I need

Example below:

>cat tmp.txt
test= foo=test=someinfo=moreinfo=testing again=misc info=First Column I need
randomInfo=Second Column I need

>cat tmp.txt | cut -d '=' -f 8
First Column I need

>cat tmp.txt | cut -d '=' -f 8-
First Column I need

The second one I tried to tell it to get everything from 8 until the end of the file, but it appears that cut views each line as a separate file maybe
# 2  
Old 08-31-2009
Try awk
awk -F= '{a=$NF;getline;print a,$2;exit}'  file

# 3  
Old 08-31-2009
Originally Posted by danmero
Try awk
awk -F= '{a=$NF;getline;print a,$2;exit}'  file

Worked. Thank you.

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