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# 1  
Old 08-19-2013
Need to split record

Hi All,
Need help in writing a shell script for the below requirement:

i/p:
Code:
123456789

o/p:
Code:
123
456
789

Req: one record should be split into multiple based on the length ( after every third character it should be moved into next line)

Thanks in Advance

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 08-21-2013 at 02:09 PM.. Reason: code tags
# 2  
Old 08-19-2013
# 3  
Old 08-19-2013
Are all record the same?
Code:
o/p: 4 (+ space =5)
123 3
456 3
789 3

So divide on 3 gives wrong output

Code:
awk '{gsub(/.../,"&\n")}1'
i/p
: 1
234
567
89

# 4  
Old 08-19-2013
Code:
awk 'gsub(/.../,"&\n",$2) {print "o/p:";print $2}'

This will give you the output required. It's only available in this case.

Or this
Code:
 awk 'BEGIN {print "o/p:"} gsub(/.../,"&\n",$2) {print $2}'


Last edited by capitanui; 08-19-2013 at 09:21 AM..
# 5  
Old 08-20-2013
Code:
echo 123456789 |sed 's/\(...\)/\1\n/g'

# 6  
Old 08-20-2013
@rdcwayx
Input is different
Code:
echo "i/p: 123456789" |sed 's/\(...\)/\1\n/g'
i/p
: 1
234
567
89

# 7  
Old 08-20-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jotne
@rdcwayx
Input is different
Code:
echo "i/p: 123456789" |sed 's/\(...\)/\1\n/g'
i/p
: 1
234
567
89

you may misunderstand the original request. SmilieSmilie

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