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# 1  
Old 06-27-2012
How to generate a csv files by separating the values from the input file based on position?

Hi All,

I need help for doing the following.
I have a input file like:

Code:
aaaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
cccbbbbbaaaaaadddddaaaabbbbbbb

now I am trying to generate a output csv file where i will have for e.g.
0-3 chars of each line as the first column in the csv, 4-10 chars of the line as the second column of the csv.

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# 2  
Old 06-27-2012
What about rest of the characters 11-...? Should they be in 3rd column?
# 3  
Old 06-27-2012
Something like
Code:
$ sed 's/^\(...\)\(.......\)/\1;\2;/g' infile
aaa;aaaaaaa;bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
ccc;bbbbbaa;aaaadddddaaaabbbbbbb
$ sed 's/^\(...\)\(.......\).*/\1;\2;/g' infile
aaa;aaaaaaa;
ccc;bbbbbaa;

?
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# 4  
Old 06-27-2012
guys thanks for the replies...I think the first e.g. of sed will be helpful..................

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