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# 8  
Old 08-09-2013
I have another question. In my original awk statement I took for granted that there won't be more that 4 fields. However I ran into a situation where I won't know how many fields there can be.
Example

Code:
test2 test4 test5 100000837474

could be
Code:
test2 test4 test5 test6 test7 100000837474

So I was thinking how can I check the line for the first occurrence of a numeric variable.?

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I have another issue where I thought that I won't have more than 4 fields. It turns out I won't know how many fields I will have. How can I check the line for the first occurrence of a numeric variable with awk??
# 9  
Old 08-09-2013
Did you try post#4 ?

And why do you want to check the first occurrence for numeric?

--ahamed
# 10  
Old 08-09-2013
I did not try #4. I figured that out.
What I need to do now is look at the number in my file and determine if it is bigger than 1TB. However it now appears that it won't only be 4 fields. It can be more than that.
So I need a way to check the number.
I figured if I can fo through the line and when it is numeric check the size.

Orginal file
Code:
test test2 1000000657373
test1 test3 1000003849450
test2 test4 test5 100000837474

However my file can also look like

Code:
test test2 1000000657373
test1 test3 1000003849450
test2 test4 test5 test6 test7 100000837474

and maybe more columns.

Last edited by bombcan; 08-09-2013 at 01:29 PM.. Reason: added more info
# 11  
Old 08-09-2013
Check $NF.
# 12  
Old 08-09-2013
Use $NF to access the last field.

--ahamed
# 13  
Old 08-12-2013
Having hard time making the NF work. One of my line of output is
Code:
tree         8 vf_MTLHQNASF09_Wkgp3 Agile Delivery Services   2980176 1572864000      79       - /vol/vf_MTLHQNASF09_Wkgp3/Agile Delivery Services

So how do I get
Code:
/vol/vf_MTLHQNASF09_Wkgp3/Agile Delivery Services

this. As you can see there are spaces. And this is not constant. I would not know what that would be.
# 14  
Old 08-12-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by bombcan
. . .
So I need a way to check the number.
. . .
How does this (from post #10) fit to your post #13? (<--- GIANT question mark)

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