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Old 08-20-2013
Scripting Question - getting lines above ane below certain enteries

Hello -
I have a file in the followig format

Line TEXT 2
TIMESTARTED=Fri Aug 16 15:20:23 EDT 2013
Line TEXT 9

I need to get all the lines between the Start of Data and End of Data and pipe it to a file so output should be


Can you please recommed a command line option that could work
maybe using Awk Sed Grep ?


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 08-20-2013 at 04:12 PM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 08-20-2013
sed -n '/^START-OF-DATA/,/^END-OF-DATA/{//!p};' file | tee outfile

cat outfile

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Old 08-20-2013
sed -n '
        w outfile
 ' file

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Old 08-20-2013
awk '/START-OF-DATA/{f=1;next} /END-OF-DATA/{f=0} f' file

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Old 08-20-2013
thank you both -- I will try both and let you know how it goes
Really appreciate it!!
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Old 08-20-2013
Placing the conditional print (p or p!=0 {print}) after the conditional {p=0} and before the conditional {p=1} saves a next
awk '/END-OF-DATA/{p=0} p; /START-OF-DATA/{p=1}' file

In general it's more robust to process the end condition only after the start condition was met
awk 'p&&/END-OF-DATA/{p=0} p; /START-OF-DATA/{p=1}' file

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