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Old 03-13-2013
BOTH pipe and file(s) into awk

Hello all,
quick question:
is it possible to pass input into AWK BOTH with a pipe AND a file at the same time, something like this:
command .......|awk '.................' FILEIN > fileout

All I read says either one or the other, not both, is it at all possible?
And how would the different stream be differentiated inside of awk?
It would be a great help to find out how.

Last edited by gio001; 03-13-2013 at 09:08 AM..
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Old 03-13-2013
I would do this Smilie

cat FILEIN; command .......|awk '.................' > fileout

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Old 03-13-2013
You can if you make awk treat stdin as a regular file:
command | awk '...' file - > fileout

You could differentiate between the two by using NR==FNR or FILENAME=="-"

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 03-13-2013 at 09:43 AM..
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