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Old 09-03-2009
nawk: illegal statement at source line 1

Hello Everyone,

I don't know what is wrong with this:

$ps -ef|grep java > processup.txt
$nawk '$0 !~ /mytomcat/{}' processup.txt
nawk: syntax error at source line 1
context is
$0 !~ >>> /mytomcat/{startup. <<< sh}
nawk: illegal statement at source line 1
Is it that nawk cannot run a ".sh" script or is it not treating "." as a literal. If so how to make "." be treated as a literal in "nawk" statemnts?

Thanks in Advance
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Old 09-03-2009
Originally Posted by bhaire

Please put code, data and sample runs inside [code] tags, not [quote] tags.
Is it that nawk cannot run a ".sh" script

Right. Only awk syntax can be used in an awk script.

To call a shell command, use the system() function.
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Old 09-04-2009
Thank you!

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