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Old 10-16-2009
Dint get the answer..
anyways thanks a lot for ur help..
# 9  
Old 10-16-2009
Perhaps something less cryptic then?
Code:
start=0
prev=$(tail -1 file2.txt)            # set prev to the last record in file2.txt
while read rec; do                   # read every record in file1.txt
  if [ $start -eq 1 ]; then          # if it is time to start printing,
    echo $rec                        # print record to file3.txt
  fi
  if [ "$rec" = "$prev" ]; then      # if record matches prev
    start=1                          # start printing the record after this record.
  fi
done < file1.txt > file3.txt


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