awk for presence of characters in a field

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Old 10-02-2009
awk for presence of characters in a field

I have a text file like:


I need a way to say if the 3rd field has data in it, move the contents of the entire line to a new file.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-02-2009

awk -F, '$3 ~ /^"..*"/ { print > FILENAME "_" C++ }' file1

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Old 10-02-2009
when I run this, I get no output - on the screen or in a file.
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Old 10-02-2009
awk -F, 'length($3)>2'  oldfile > newfile

On Solaris try nawk, not awk.
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Old 10-02-2009
Based on your input, I created a file (file1):


After the script runs, I have file1_0 and file1_1 with:



Seeing Jim's "> 2" makes me think "keep it simple"! (and Solaris? was my next question)

Last edited by Scott; 10-02-2009 at 07:40 PM..
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Old 10-02-2009
Thanks, Jim. That worked great. And yes, this is Solaris.
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