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Old 06-07-2011
Nawk help searching for multiple lines and multiple searches

I use this command to find a search (Nr of active alarms are) and print one line before and 10 lines after the search keywords.
nawk 'c-->0;$0~s{if(b)for(c=b+1;c>1;c--)print r[(NR-c+1)%b];print;c=a}b{r[NR%b]=$0}' b=1 a=10 s="Nr of active alarms are:" *.log

However, I would like to know how to tell it to print from the search pattern "Nr of active alarms are" until it find a search pattern "NUMBER"


Command: nawk <search B and output from line B until you find D" Basically print B and whatever line between B and D.


Hope that's simple to understand:

Last edited by Franklin52; 06-08-2011 at 03:57 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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Old 06-07-2011
You can pipe your command:
...| sed -n '/pattern1/,/pattern2/p'

If you don't need the last line:
...| sed -n '/pattern1/,/pattern2/p' | head -n-1

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Old 06-08-2011
 nawk '/B/,/D/' inputfile > outfile

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Old 06-08-2011
perl -lne 'print if /B/../D/' inp

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