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Old 10-18-2009
awk help

Hi Guys,

I've to print a block of lines that starts with a keyword CREATE and ends with ; using awk command is there a way to do this?

Code:
awk '{if ($1=="CREATE" ) {print $0}}' filename.

This will print only the line that has CREATE but I want to search multiple lines and if there is a ";" in any of line it should print all the lines from CREATE till ;

Any thoughts please?

---------- Post updated at 05:45 PM ---------- Previous update was at 05:30 PM ----------

The below statement is working Smilie

Code:
cat filename | awk '/CREATE/,/;/'


Last edited by radoulov; 10-18-2009 at 08:29 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
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Old 10-18-2009
not a big deal but the use of cat is not needed.

use this instead
Code:
awk '/CREATE/,/;/' filename


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