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Old 07-14-2011
Split string


can we split a number like this.. if i have something like 85743975945738, can it be converted as 8574-3975-945738 in ksh shell using single command...
# 2  
Old 07-14-2011
based on what you are splitting?

every four digits?

echo "85743975945738" | awk '{ a=substr($0,1,4);b=substr($0,5,4); c=substr($0,9);print a"-"b"-"c}'

I believe deff there wil be a better way.

Last edited by panyam; 07-14-2011 at 12:47 PM.. Reason: Changed as per requirement
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Old 07-14-2011
There is no delimiter in it. I should split like 4digits-4-digits-rest of the numbers..
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Old 07-14-2011
How about my new changed one above?
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Old 07-14-2011
echo '85743975945738' | awk '{print substr($0,0,4)"-"substr($0,5,4)"-"substr($0,9)}'

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Old 07-15-2011
It works.. Thanks...
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