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Old 10-14-2009
awk if statement matching all lines starting w/ a number

Does awk have a syntax for a range of numbers or is this the best way?

 if ($1 >= 0 && $1 <= 9 )

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Old 10-14-2009

Awk uses regular expressions.

You could say

$1 ~ /^[0-9]$/ { ... }


if ( $1 ~ /^[0-9]$/ ) ....

Last edited by Scott; 10-14-2009 at 07:09 PM..
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Old 10-14-2009
exactly what I was looking for "proper syntax is such sweet sorrow". Thank you and congrats on Switzerland qualifying for the 2010 world cpu today !!
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Old 10-14-2009
Hopp Schwiiz!
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Old 10-14-2009
Usa usa usa !
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Old 10-14-2009
Easier way to match start of a line

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Old 10-15-2009
n1djs thank you for your valuable input, its help me get further today, seems its one thing after another hoping to hit jack pot soon. Will post when I am done. Again thanks
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