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Bug awk with printf

Hi,

I am using the following code to assign a count value to a variable. But I get nothing. Do you see anything wrong here.

I am new to all this.

Code:
 
$CTR=`remsh $m -l $MACHINES{$m} -n cat $output | grep -v sent | grep \"$input\" | sort -u | awk '{print $5}'`;

Upto sort - u it's working.

The phrase that is passed to awk as an Example is
"Number of repeat records: 40"

Obviously I need to retrieve the value 40. (Which is $5 for awk)

This is the last piece of my program. Any assistance is appreciated.

Thanks
nurani
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Were you able to run the command manually in remote system and get result 40?

Code:
cat $output | grep -v sent | grep \"$input\" | sort -u | awk '{print $5}'

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Bug awk with printf

Yes... On the command line when I run the whole grep command including the awk, I get just the number.

That's what is frustrating. Thinking that a command line command would
work when I code the program.

Any suggestions

Thanks
nurani
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