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Old 06-10-2011
Pattern search and save it as .txt file with some name..

I have a note pad at /usr/abc location with the following content, since it is a huge file i need to split it into multiple .txt files.

A123|akdhj      |21kjsdff  |b212b1b21 |0
A123asdasd     |assdd     |asdasdsdqw|6
A123|QEWQ    |NMTGHJK |zxczxczx|3
A123|GEGBGH  |RTYBN    |xcvvxc|2
A123|DFBDB    |QRQR     |QRQRQ|6
A123|DBDB     |WEWER   |QQQWER|8
Z213             |fasf        |afaf|afaffa|23
Z213             |asf        |afaf|afaffa|0
Z213             |FDDS        |afaf|afaffa|89
Z213             |RWER       |afaf|afaffa|8
Z213             |fQWE        |afaf|afaffa|8
Z213             |sdfdsf        |afaf|afaffa|7
Z213             |bfgh        |afaf|afaffa|3
Z213             |erter        |afaf|afaffa|1
Z213             |tyutyu        |afaf|afaffa|3
Z213             |rtret        |afaf|afaffa|9
Z213             |werwe        |afaf|afaffa|1

Above is the ac.txt file with huge content like this some starting with A123 some with Z213 and so on...
Now my requirement.

I want to read this file first search for A123 and save it in some other location containg all the records of A123, then search for Z213 and save it in some other location containg all the records of Z213 and so on..
Please suggest.
# 2  
Old 06-10-2011
for i in A213 Z213
 grep $i ac.txt > /tmp/$i.txt

# 3  
Old 06-10-2011
Try this.

Few assumptions made,

1. First four chars of each line is taken as the matcing pattern
2. output file will be created with matching pattern.txt format

awk  '{print $0 >>substr($0,0,4)".txt"}'  test.txt

# 4  
Old 06-10-2011
awk -F'[ |]' '{print > $1".txt"}' inputfile

# 5  
Old 06-10-2011
Originally Posted by michaelrozar17
awk -F'[ |]' '{print > $1".txt"}' inputfile

What about second row of the sample input ?
# 6  
Old 06-10-2011
Oops!! I didn notice that precise..
awk '{print > substr($0,0,4)".txt"}' inputfile

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Old 06-10-2011
Ok, i will try and will comment.
But i hope the above all solution is searching the pattern and then copying all the contents starting with A123 and putting it in some txt file and again searching pattern "Z213 " and again putting it in some other txt file.

Also i hope its copying the whole content starting with A123 and Z213; and not only A123 and Z213.

Last edited by j_panky; 06-10-2011 at 05:44 AM..
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