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Old 09-11-2009
Awk symbol for last column

Hi ,

I have a bunch of files with different # of columns but I want to write a single awk script.

What is the awk symbol for last column? say '{print $lastcol}' or something
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Old 09-11-2009

(too short ...)
# 3  
Old 09-11-2009
Originally Posted by radoulov

(too short ...)

That will print all non-empty lines. I think you meant:

{ print $NF }

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Old 09-12-2009
Originally Posted by cfajohnson

That will print all non-empty lines.

... that happen to have the last column different than an empty string or 0. I mean:

% printf '%s\t%s\n' a "" b 0 c ok| awk -F\\t \$NF
c       ok

I think you meant:

{ print $NF }

Yes, I was responding to this question:

What is the awk symbol for last column?
And you're right, I had to be clearer.

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