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Old 12-09-2009
Summation of Columns accross multiple files

I have around 1000 files in a directory (file1.txt, file2.txt, ... file1000.txt), each file is 2 columns, the first colums are same for all of them, second one is different.

1 10
2 20
3 30
4 40
5 50

1 100
2 400
3 500
4 600
5 900

what I need is , I want output.txt such as for only 2 above files, it will give
1 110
2 420
3 530
4 640
5 950

well if there was only two files i could do
pr -m -t -s\  *txt | gawk '{print  $1,$2+$4}'

but I have thousand files , I need sth like
pr -m -t -s\  *txt | gawk '{print  $1,$2+$4+...+$2000}'

also I want to make it dynamic (number of files may change)

what I tried is


numfiles=$(ls *.txt | wc -l)

for (( c=1; c<=$numfiles; c++ ))
command=" ${command}\$$[2*${c}]+"
pr -m -t -s\  *trace | gawk '{print $1,${command}}'

Last edited by scriptie; 12-09-2009 at 11:16 PM..
# 2  
Old 12-09-2009
join file file2| awk '{t=0;for(i=2;i<=NF;i++){t+=$i};print $1,t}'

# 3  
Old 12-09-2009
Not sure how are you going to distinguish the two files.Or is it going to be file1 and file2 all the time??

Anyway, try the below logic to add the second column

awk '{ A[$1]+=$2;} END{ for (i in A) print i" "A[i]; }' file1 file2 | sort -nk1 -o out.txt

# 4  
Old 12-09-2009
thanks guys

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