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Old 08-23-2013
Extract part of file

Hello All,

I need to extract part of a file into a new file

My file is
Define schema xxxxxx

Insert into table

I want to extract only part between first '(' and consecutive ')'
The first '(' will be after the insert statement in the file.
the output should be

Please suggest a solution to do this.

Last edited by Franklin52; 08-23-2013 at 07:23 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples
# 2  
Old 08-23-2013
awk '($0=="(") {b=1;next} ($0==")") {e=1} b&&!e {print}' filename


awk '/\(/ {b=1;next} /\)/ {exit} b' filename

Last edited by krishmaths; 08-23-2013 at 07:32 AM..
# 3  
Old 08-23-2013
awk '/\)/{exit} f; /\(/{f=1}'  file

Last edited by Jotne; 08-23-2013 at 08:28 AM.. Reason: Removed f=0, not needed
# 4  
Old 08-23-2013
Good one Jotne.

f=0 is not needed as it would exit on finding )
# 5  
Old 08-23-2013

I might have bracket '(' before the one intended to use.
I want to find insert keyword and then use the bracket '(' after this keyword to extract what ever is in brackets.
# 6  
Old 08-23-2013
Good catch
I just modified what I have used before, and added exit to prevent multiple output.
# 7  
Old 08-23-2013
somewhat close to what I need

awk '/INSERT/{getline;print}' filename

this gives


only the first line after the regexp satisfied
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