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Old 10-20-2009
move to a particular line

Hi,

I need to create a report in unix by moving to specified lines and specified positions and print some strings etc..

for eg: i need to print a string on 15th line and 7th position of a file.

Please suggest.

Thanks,
Mohan
# 2  
Old 10-20-2009
if your "positions" are by space delimited fields, with bash
Code:
#!/bin/bash
i=1
while read -r a b c d e f g h
do
 if [ "$i" -eq 15 ];then 
    echo "$g"
 fi 
 i=$((i+1))
done < file

# 3  
Old 10-20-2009
Code:
cat urfile| sed -n 15p |awk '{print $7}'

# 4  
Old 10-20-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdcwayx
Code:
cat urfile| sed -n 15p |awk '{print $7}'


Code:
awk 'NR==15{print $7}' file


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