how to get rid of all chars after the last decimal points

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Old 06-16-2011
cut -d. -f1-4

# 9  
Old 06-17-2011
Originally Posted by rluo
# uname -a
SunOS 5.10 Generic_144488-06 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V240
# echo "" | awk -F"." '{for(i=1;i<NF;i++) printf("%s%s",$i,i==NF-1?"\n":".")}'
awk: syntax error near line 1
awk: illegal statement near line 1

Why should you use a external command if this is suffice?

# 10  
Old 06-17-2011
perl -pe '/(.*)\.\d+/;$_=$1'


perl -pe 's/\.\d+$//'

Last edited by getmmg; 06-17-2011 at 08:06 AM..
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