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# 8  
Old 10-27-2009
I don't understand. It works perfectly fine here. Did you copy paste the solution?
# 9  
Old 10-27-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by lrkp
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the output was
Code:
1| bbbbbbbbbb mmmmmmm MN101

instead of
Code:
1| bbbbbbbbbb mmmmmmm MN101  and some text here

Code:
awk -F'|' '{a[$1]=$0}END{for(i in a)print a[i]}' file

# 10  
Old 10-29-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by danmero
Code:
awk -F'|' '{a[$1]=$0}END{for(i in a)print a[i]}' file

Hi All,

All the solutions are working fine but have a small issue with the data.

Some special characters are there within my data.

Code:
1| bbbbbbbbbb mmmmmmm MN101 --special characters -- and some text here

so the output was

Code:
1| bbbbbbbbbb mmmmmmm MN101

But i want the output like below

Code:
1| bbbbbbbbbb mmmmmmm MN101 --special characters -- and some text here

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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