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# 8  
Old 09-05-2013
awk '. . . ; {for (i=12; i<=NF; i++) printf "%s ", $i; printf "\n"}

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# 9  
Old 09-06-2013

Thanks , command worked as expected. But in output i am getting more than 12th column i tried to merge using colspan of html
but still i am able to see more than 12 fields in html.

rm -f  output_2.html
echo -e "<html><head>" >> output_2.html
echo -e "<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html\; charset=Cp1252">" >> output_2.html
echo -e "<!-- base href="" -->" >> output_2.html
echo -e "<style type="text/css">" >> output_2.html
echo -e "table {" >> output_2.html
echo -e "border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;" >> output_2.html
echo -e "}" >> output_2.html
echo -e "td {" >> output_2.html
echo -e "font-family:Calibri;" >> output_2.html
echo -e "font-size:12pt;" >> output_2.html
echo -e "}" >> output_2.html
echo -e "p {" >> output_2.html
echo -e "font-family:Calibri;" >> output_2.html
echo -e "font-size:12pt;" >> output_2.html
echo -e "}" >> output_2.html
echo -e "</style>" >> output_2.html
echo -e "</head>" >> output_2.html
echo -e "<body>" >> output_2.html
echo -e "<br>" >> output_2.html
echo -e "<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">" >> output_2.html
echo -e "<tbody id="data">" >> output_2.html
sed -r -i 's/\s+/ /g' top_list.txt
awk 'BEGIN{RS="\n";}
print "<TR>";
for (i=1; i<=11; i++)
printf ( "<TD>" );
printf "&nbsp;";
printf ( $i );
printf "&nbsp;";
printf ( "</TD>" );
for (j=12; j<=NF; j++)
printf ( "<TD colspan="10">" );
printf ( $j,"%s ");
printf ( "</TD>" );
printf "\n";
print "</TR>";
print "\n";
}' top_list.txt >> output_2.html
echo -e "</tbody></table>" >> output_2.html
echo -e "<br>" >> output_2.html
echo -e "</body></html>" >> output_2.html

Is there anyother way to get.

Please advise.


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