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Old 10-14-2009
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Originally Posted by cabrao
It worked tongelja Smilie

Thanks everyone, cheers!

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After checking my file I saw that sometimes I also have the string Col2 in the second column (which is different than col2)

Is there a way to use the previous AWK command (in a not case sensitive way)??

Thanks in advance
convert both sides of the 'match' to one case and compare [hint: tolower(str)]
# 9  
Old 10-14-2009
Debian

Try to use the toupper() function

Code:
awk -v var=${MY_VAR} 'toupper($2) ~ toupper(var)' tmp_file

# 10  
Old 10-14-2009
Code:
${MY_VAR}

should be double quoted as it may contain shell meta chars.
Code:
awk -v var='col2' '$2 ~ var'

may have false positive as it matches:
Code:
col1a notcol2a col3a

It should be
Code:
awk -v var='^col2' '$2 ~ var'

if you want to only match lines with field 2 starting with col2.

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