Count the no of lines between two words

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# 1  
Old 09-17-2009
Java Count the no of lines between two words

Please help in the following problem:
Input is:
remaining text
some more text

I need the command which will display the no of lines between two words in the whole file.
e.g. Display all the no of lines between 'Pritam' and 'Patil'.

so out put should be 2, 3. (there r 2 lines between two words, subsequently there r 3 lines)

Thanks for any help in advance.

# 2  
Old 09-17-2009
awk '/Pritam/,/Patil/{c++;next}{if(c!=0) print c-2;c=0}' infile

# 3  
Old 09-17-2009
Can be done following way...
awk '/Pritam/,/Patil/{n++}; END {print n-2}' filename

# 4  
Old 09-17-2009
Originally Posted by ganesh.mandlik
Can be done following way...
awk '/Pritam/,/Patil/{n++}; END {print n-2}' filename

I tried your code and it gave me 7.
But the OP is expecting output 2 and 3.
# 5  
Old 09-17-2009
Try this

awk '/Pritam/,/Patil/ {c++;} /Patil/ {print c-2;c=0}' file


# 6  
Old 09-17-2009
something like this :

awk '/Pritam/ {c++;next} /Patil/ {print a[c];next} {a[c]++} ' input_file.txt

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