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Old 09-11-2009
Error help extracting a matching pattern and next lines of match

Hi there,

i'm having some problems just making an awk script (i've tried this way, but other way can be posible for sure), for the next file



i have to test if <createProfile> is in the file. If it does, then i have to extract the lines


and <contentProfileID>3525</contentProfileID>

so i've tried staring with something like this

> awk '/^<createProfile>/{getline;print}' file.txt

but this only print the next line to the matching pattern <createProfile>.

With this script

> awk '/^<createProfile>/ {print NR,$0}' file.txt

i get the line where he regex matches, bu i don't know how to go on to print the registers for <msisdn>34661461174</msisdn> and <contentProfileID>3525</contentProfileID>

The file is always this way of structure, i mean all the tags are in the same position if the first matching pattern is matched.

Thank you for any help Smilie
# 2  
Old 09-11-2009

Are these lines always present on the same line number.

# 3  
Old 09-11-2009
Hi Shazin, thanks for the answer Smilie

Yes, the lines (if matches the first pattern of <createProfile>), are always in the same position and line number of +3 and +8 from the matching pattern Smilie
# 4  
Old 09-11-2009
Try this:

awk '
f && /msisdn/
f && /contentProfileID/
' file

# 5  
Old 09-11-2009
Pretty cool Franklin52 , that's the way i need the script Smilie

I think that i have to go on with this kind of structure, can you please give me some URLs or references to learn more about this scripts (about the f using) Smilie

Thanks once again Smilie

As i try to understand, the line


makes the first match and if true asigns f=1

the line

f && /msisdn/

makes the second match if the very first if done (if f=1)

and the third line

f && /contentProfileID/

makes the last match if the very first if done too (if f=1)

so, now the question... where is the magic of printing the result?

Last edited by vicious; 09-11-2009 at 04:51 AM..
# 6  
Old 09-11-2009
There's no magic in it, the lines that aren't between braces are evaluated by awk and if they're true awk prints the current line per default.

# 7  
Old 09-11-2009
thank you for the explanation Franklin52, much more clear now Smilie

best wishes Smilie

---------- Post updated at 11:46 AM ---------- Previous update was at 10:20 AM ----------

As a completion of the script, i've also checked that if there are more than one match of the first pattern (various sets of same code with different values), the script must be modified like


awk '
f && /createProfile/
f && /msisdn/
f && /contentProfileID/
' file.txt

So this will print every set of 3 lines, including the 1st, 2nd and 3rd pattern for every single match of that set in the file Smilie

Thanks once again for the help Smilie
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