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# 1  
Old 01-24-2012
Help with Unix and Awk to count number of occurrences

Hi,

I have a file (movies.sh), this file contains list of movies such as
Quote:
Movie Year
Absence of Malice 1981
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938
Adam's Rib 1949
Adaptation 2002
The Adjuster 1991
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938
Affliction 1998
Adaptation 2002
Adaptation 2002
I want to redirect the movies from movies.sh to file_to_process to allow me process the file with out losing anything.

I have tried
Code:
Movies.sh >> file_to_process

But I want to add the row number to the data going to file to process. Like in AWK NR
Also I would like to process the (file_to_process) to get the number of occurrences for each movie for example
Quote:
Movie year number of occurrences
Adaptation 2002 3
As I don't want to same movie printed again and again.

will anyone be able to help with this?
# 2  
Old 01-24-2012
This seems very confused. A file containing a list of movies is not a shell script and shouldn't be run, and I don't know why you're appending the output with >> instead of replacing with >.

If you want to add line numbers:

Code:
awk '{ print NR, $0 }' filename > newfile

# 3  
Old 01-25-2012
Looking for something like this?

Code:
$ sed 1d filename | sort | uniq -c
      1 Absence of Malice 1981
      1 Adam's Rib 1949
      3 Adaptation 2002
      1 Affliction 1998
      1 The Adjuster 1991
      2 The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938

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