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Old 09-21-2012
Question convert specific field to upper case in file

Hi Friends,

I have a file1.txt as below

Quote:
1|hdj|12Nov2012|3iuei|ehjre|23Jul2093|hejh
2|er|14Jan2012|erhyjw|ehjhej|25Dec1988|ehf
I want to convert the date fields in to upper case field3 and field 6

output.txt

Quote:
1|hdj|12NOV2012|3iuei|ehjre|23JUL2093|hejh
2|er|14JAN2012|erhyjw|ehjhej|25DEC1988|ehf
Plz help.
# 2  
Old 09-21-2012
Code:
awk -F\| '{$3=toupper($3);$6=toupper($6)}1' OFS=\| file

With Perl:
Code:
perl -pe 's/((?:.*?\|){2})(.*?)((?:\|.*?){2})(\|.*?)(\|.*)/\1\U\2\E\3\U\4\E\5/' file


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Old 09-21-2012
@Elixir : Thanks for the reply. it works as expected.

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