Extract string between two delimiter

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# 8  
Old 08-13-2013
@Pratik Majithia
change( ) to " "
This will make it more complicate to know where to start/stop. Please post a complete example of the real file.

@R. Singh
awk '
	v=$0			# stor line $0 in variable v
	gsub(/.*\(|\).*/,x,v)	# remove all text before "(" and after ")" in variable v
	s=s?s OFS v:v		# if s does not exist s=v, if s exist append v to s using OFS a separator s=s OFS v (This prevent a blank space in front of line)
	/\./ {			# if line does contain a "." we are on last line.
		print s		# print the created s
		s=""		# clear s
	' file

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# 9  
Old 08-13-2013
Originally Posted by RudiC
awk '{while (!($0~/\.... *$/)) {getline x;$0=$0" "x}}{gsub (/^[^(]*\(|\).*$/,"")}1' file
January February March April June July
January febuary march  april may

Could you please explain me how this command works??

Thanks is advance
# 10  
Old 08-13-2013
Changing RudiCs code we can do this regarding () is changed to ""
cat file
2007_08_07_IA-0100-031_"January February March
April June July".PDF
march april

awk -F\" '{while ($0!~/\./) {getline x;$0=$0" "x}} {print $2}'
January February March April June July
January febuary march april may

Last edited by Jotne; 08-13-2013 at 07:31 AM..
# 11  
Old 08-13-2013
Modified post#3 RudiC's solution
awk '{while (!($0~/\.... *$/)){getline x;$0=$0" "x}gsub(/.*_"|".*/,y)}1' infile

# 12  
Old 08-13-2013
---------- Post updated at 03:33 PM ---------- Previous update was at 03:33 PM ----------

Thank you, Code is working fine with above file, but i have another file, and this code is not work with this file, I want to extract data from this file,
db2 +c "alter table $SCHEMA.$tabname activate not logged initially" >>$LOG 2>&1
db2 +c "alter table $SCHEMA.$tabname activate not logged initially & 
$SCHEMA.$tabname activate not logged initially JOIN
$SCHEMA.$tabname activate not logged initially INNER
$SCHEMA.$tabname activate not logged initially" >>$LOG 2>&1
db2 +c "alter table $SCHEMA.$tabname activate not logged initially" >>$LOG 2>&1
db2 +c "alter table $SCHEMA.$tabname 
activate not logged initially" >>$LOG 2>&1

And I want data between two delimeter " " in one line only.

Last edited by Franklin52; 08-13-2013 at 08:24 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 13  
Old 08-13-2013
Each command/solution we give is coded for a different pattern. If you come with new patterns every time and say that it is not working, I don't think we can do much!
Try to understand the solutions which are given and extend/modify for your needs.

# 14  
Old 08-13-2013
just check both the file are same, just content was different.
but still code is not working.
It's not a different pattern.
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