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Old 09-22-2012
To append "." to a particular field in a file

Hi Friends,

I have file1.txt as


i should append to the 2nd and 3rd filed with "."



Plz help

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 09-22-2012 at 07:12 AM.. Reason: code tags instead of quote tags
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Old 09-22-2012
awk  -F\| 'BEGIN{OFS=FS;}{$2=$2".";$3=$3".";}1' input_file

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Old 09-22-2012
@msabhi: Thanks for the reply it works as expected.
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Old 09-22-2012
GNU sed:
sed 's/|/.|/2g' file

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Old 09-24-2012
awk  -F\| 'BEGIN{OFS=FS;}{$2=$2".";$3=$3".";}1' input_file

Hi msabhi can you please let us know the meaning of putting 1 at the last of awk command.thanks in advance

Last edited by Franklin52; 09-24-2012 at 07:33 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples
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Old 09-24-2012
Everything in awk has the form condition{action}. If the condition evaluates to 1 then the action is performed. If the condition is omitted then the default condition is 1, so the action is always performed. If the action is omitted then the default action is performed, which is {print $0} . In this case the condition is "1" so that evaluates to 1 and the action is omitted, therefore {print $0} is performed, which is "print the entire record".
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Old 09-24-2012
@abhigrkist :

Scrutinizer has said it all...Smilie and moreover his sed command is kewllllllllllll

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