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Old 06-03-2011
awk regex problem

hi everyone

suppose my input file is

i want to search the specific pattern which looks like

in a file so i used this command
cat $file | awk ' { if ($0 ~ /[A-Z][A-Z][A-Z]-[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]/) { print } }'

so it gives me the result as

but this is not correct i want the exact string from this
so output should be only

please help me in this
# 2  
Old 06-03-2011
grep "^[A-Z]\{3\}\-[0-9]\{5\}" filename

# 3  
Old 06-03-2011
hi thanks
for reply

but can u please tell me the solution in awk because i have to implement it from awk only .. because output from many command is fed to that ( proposed awk command)
# 4  
Old 06-03-2011
awk ' /^[A-Z]\{3\}\-[0-9]\{5\}/ {print}' filename

# 5  
Old 06-03-2011
nawk '$0~/^[A-Z][A-Z][A-Z]-[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]$/' inputfile

# 6  
Old 06-03-2011
hi thanks all of u for ur reply

can u please tell why the below code is failing

echo ABCD-12345 | grep '[^A-Z][A-Z]\{4\}-[0-9]\{5\}'

and it returns nothing
# 7  
Old 06-03-2011
It is expecting 1+4 characters and followed by hypen(-) and 5 numbers


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