awk - if field is empty, move line to new file

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# 8  
Old 10-07-2009
Please excuse my confusion, but after clearing that up it's clear that the last field is not the third field.

A clause of the effect:
!$NF { print > "test.txt" }

should work
# 9  
Old 10-07-2009
Scottn, Can you add the if statement to my existing statement? I am not sure that can be done.

My current statement:
/usr/xpg4/bin/awk -F"[,|]" 'NR==FNR{s["\"" $1 "\""]=$2;next}{printf "%s\"%s\"\n"
, $0, s[$3]}' LOOKUP.TXT finallistnew.txt >test.txt

Thank you.
# 10  
Old 10-07-2009
That's not a statement. It's a program!

It's not against the law to display code nicely, and as I know the local Steueramt won't tax you on it!

/usr/xpg4/bin/awk -F"[,|]" '
!$NF { print > "test.txt"; next }
NR==FNR {s["\"" $1 "\""]=$2; next}
  printf "%s\"%s\"\n", $0, s[$3]
' LOOKUP.TXT finallistnew.txt >test.txt

I would guess there, but I have a headache from reading your unformatted post.

As all input (that looks the same) comes from both files, I guess you want to apply the rule to all files.

Last edited by Scott; 10-07-2009 at 08:49 PM.. Reason: added next to !$NF line. That might fix or break it or neither...
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