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Old 11-09-2009
Please help me reformat this file

I am working with a file of the form;

4256 7726 1
6525 716 1
7626 0838 1
8726 7623 2
8625 1563 2
1662 2628 3
1551 3552 3
1542 7984 3
1615 5145 3

I want to convert it so that everytime the separator in the 3rd column changes, it inserts a row with follwing data;

1.00000E+030 1.00000E+00 1.00000E+030

so finally the file should look like

4256 7726 1
6525 1680 1
7626 0838 1
1.00000E+030 1.00000E+00 1.00000E+030
8726 8782 2
8625 1563 2
1.00000E+030 1.00000E+00 1.00000E+030
1662 2628 3
1551 3552 3
1542 7984 3
1615 5145 3

I will appreciate any help on this issue.
# 2  
Old 11-09-2009
This should work for you Smilie
awk '{$0=(_&&_!=$NF)?x RS$0:$0;_=$NF}1END{print x}' x="1.00000E+030 1.00000E+00 1.00000E+030" file

Use gawk, nawk or /usr/xpg4/bin/awk on Solaris.

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# 3  
Old 11-09-2009
Another way :
awk ' NR > 1 { if($3!=f){print "1.00000E+030 1.00000E+00 1.00000E+030" ; print ;f=$3 ;next } }{ f=$3; print ;next } END{print "1.00000E+030 1.00000E+00 1.00000E+030" }'  File_name.txt

Last edited by panyam; 11-09-2009 at 07:40 AM..
# 4  
Old 11-09-2009
awk '{if(tmp=="")
          print "1.00000E+030 1.00000E+00 1.00000E+030"
      print $0

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