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Old 11-08-2012
Help me to perform count & group by operation in shell scripting?

Hi All,

I want to display the distinct values in the file and for each distinct value how may occurance or there.

Test data:



I need to display the output like


20121105  5
20121106  3

Please help me how to write the shell script for this.

Thanks in advance.

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Last edited by vgersh99; 11-08-2012 at 03:51 PM.. Reason: code tags, please!
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Old 11-08-2012
sort infile | uniq -c
5 20121105
3 20121106

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Old 11-08-2012
try also:
awk '{a[$1]++;}END{for (i in a) print i, a[i]}' file

---------- Post updated at 02:21 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:10 PM ----------

or for a shell example:
while read var
  (( arr[$var]++ ))
done < file
for v in ${ar[@]}
  echo $v ${arr[$v]}

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