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Old 12-20-2010
Selecting rows based on values in columns

Hi
My pipe delimited .txt file contains rows with 10 columns.
Can anyone advise how I output to file only those rows with the letters ‘ci'
as the first 2 characters in the 3rd column ?
Many thanks
# 2  
Old 12-20-2010
Code:
 
awk -F\| '{if(substr($3,0,2)=="ci") print}' inputFile

# 3  
Old 12-20-2010
Code:
awk -F"|" '{if($3=="ci.*")print $0}' inputfile

R0H0N
# 4  
Old 12-20-2010
Code:
$ sed "/^[^|]*|[^|]*|ci/!d" file1

$ awk -F\| '$3 ~ /^ci/' file1

# 5  
Old 12-20-2010
Many thanks for the prompt responses.
I will use scottn's sed solution, as I understand sed better than awk.
Thanks again everyone !
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