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help on awk

Hi,

I do not understand the following line of code:

Code:
 awk --file awkfile < file1 > file1.out

The content of awkfile as

Code:
-bash-3.00$ cat awkfile
 / 04/

Can anyone please describe it bit elaborately?

Thanks,
Siba

Last edited by vbe; 12-17-2010 at 06:23 AM.. Reason: typos
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its searching for the patter " 04" without quotes from the file "file1" and if found, redirect those records to "file1.out"

alternative way is:

Code:
awk '/ 04/ {print}' file1 > file1.out

or

Code:
awk '/ 04/ {print $0 > "file1.out" }' file1

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