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Old 06-28-2011
Unix script Help

Hi all Unix gurus,

I have a directory that contain multiple daily backups of multiple systems with this format:

and so on...

I have this code to list the IPs of all systems along with their backups in this format (csv format):

ls -t | awk -F"_" ' {arr[$2]=arr[$2]","$0 } END { for(i in arr) { print i arr[i] } } '

However, the code prints the output with all the backups. How can I modify it to only print first 5 backups:

Your help is very much appreciated.


Last edited by joeyg; 06-28-2011 at 04:06 PM.. Reason: Please wrap CodeTags around scripts and data
# 2  
Old 06-28-2011
There are many ways - one:
ls -t | head -5 | awk -F"_" ' {arr[$2]=arr[$2]","$0 } END { for(i in arr) { print i arr[i] } } '

# 3  
Old 06-28-2011
Could you add
head -5

into your script?
# 4  
Old 06-28-2011
Well, head -5 would only give me the first 5 backups from the directory. What I need is the first five backup for each IP address on each line of the csv file.

the csv file should look like this:
Code:,sys1_192.168.0.1_date1,sys1_192.168.0.1_date2,sys1_192.168.0.1_date3, sys1_192.168.0.1_date4,sys1_192.168.0.1_date5,sys1_192.168.0.2_date1,sys1_192.168.0.2_date2,sys1_192.168.0.1_date3, sys1_192.168.0.2_date4,sys1_192.168.0.2_date5

The first field is the IP and whats in bold are the first 5 backup from the array.

Thanks A million

Last edited by Scott; 06-28-2011 at 04:41 PM.. Reason: Code tags...
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