Appending string (charachters inside the line) to a fixed width file using awk or sed

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Old 12-08-2009
Appending string (charachters inside the line) to a fixed width file using awk or sed

Source File:

Whatever characters are in 17-18 on each line of the file, it should be concatenated to the same line at the character number value it shows

Output File:

Last edited by zaxxon; 12-08-2009 at 03:14 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 12-08-2009
awk '
                print pat2 pat1 $0
' infile


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Old 12-08-2009

Something like this?

awk '{$0=substr($0,1,i++) substr($0,17,2) substr($0,i)}1' file

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Old 12-08-2009

Thanks!!! worked like magic
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Old 12-08-2009
while read -r line
    echo "${line:0:$num-1}${num}${line:$num}"
done < "file"

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Old 12-08-2009
perl -ne '{s/(.*[^0-9]*)([0-9]+)([^0-9].*)/substr($1,0,$2-1).sprintf("%02d",$2).substr($1,$2-1).$2.$3/e;print;}'

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Old 12-09-2009
The OP asked:
Originally Posted by tamahomekarasu
Whatever characters are in 17-18 on each line of the file, it should be concatenated to the same line at the character number value it shows
So imo only ghostdog and summer cherry's solutions are working correctly. I prefer Ghostdog's solution because it is nice and simple.
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