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Old 08-16-2013
To compare two columns

I have two pipe delimited files.

File1.txt & File2.txt

File1.txt

Code:
asd|dfg|ghjk
der|eikd|wkd
ret|joiol|wke

File2.txt

Code:
asd|ret|fkkf
ref|hfk|ks
ret|klsd|wr

I need to compare File1 & File2 based on column1 and pass the output to file3.txt( The matching records from File1 should go to File3.txt)

File3.txt should be like this

Code:
asd|dfg|ghjk
der|eikd|wkd
ret|joiol|wke

Can some one help on this

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can some one please help !!!!!!
# 2  
Old 08-16-2013
Your description of what you want done and your statement of what should be in File3.txt don't match. If you don't give us a clear description and example of what you want done, we can only waste time guessing at what you want to do.

For the sample input you provided and the sample output you say you want, the simple solution is the following command:
Code:
cp File1.txt File3.txt

A simple way to do what you said you wanted done (ignoring the samples your provided) would be something like:
Code:
awk -F "|" '
FNR == NR {f[$1] = $0;next}
$1 in f {print f[$1]}' File1.txt File2.txt > File3.txt


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