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# 8  
Old 08-20-2013
You didn't read Jotne's post.
# 9  
Old 08-20-2013
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Originally Posted by RudiC
You didn't read Jotne's post.
What did I miss there?
# 10  
Old 08-20-2013
How to read variable in to awk!!!
You are searching for string <pinName>, not for an varibale named pinName.
Use option -v or variable behind awk
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Old 08-20-2013
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Originally Posted by Jotne
How to read variable in to awk!!!
Sorry, but I must have not explained myself correctly.
I don't need to read a variable to awk.
The variable is already an awk variable.
Look at the code I posted. It is all 'awk' code. No shell involved there.

Thanks.
# 12  
Old 08-20-2013
I do suggest you post your input file, how you like to output to be and how to get there.
This way we can more understand what you are doing.
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Old 08-20-2013
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Originally Posted by Jotne
I do suggest you post your input file, how you like to output to be and how to get there.
This way we can more understand what you are doing.
It is a little more complicated than that.
I am not making small manipulations on texts.
I tried to narrow it down to the relevant part.

I did some search and I realized there is no way to use a variable
inside a regular expression, so I worked around the problem.

Thank you.

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