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Old 09-22-2011
The pattern used in awk has brackets!

One of the pattern that I use in awk, comes with round brackets; hence awk is not working correctly.

The pattern I am using is 'High water mark (bytes)'. As this pattern has 'bytes' enclosed within brackets, awk is not working...

lne="High water mark (bytes) = 65536 High water mark (bytes) = 105536"
echo $lne |  awk -F "High water mark (bytes)" '{print $2}'

I tried using backslash to escape the special meaning of '('; but it did not help.

echo $lne |  awk -F "High water mark \(bytes\)" '{print $2}'

Please hlep.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 09-22-2011
what is the output you are expecting ?

---------- Post updated at 02:08 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:07 PM ----------

echo $lne | nawk -F= '{print $3}'

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