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Old 10-11-2013
Using awk command in ksh

I am trying to use awk command withing ksh.

 ksh "echo \"my name\" | awk '{print $2}'"

I am getting out as :
my name

Expected output:

When I use
echo "my name" | awk '{print $2}'

I am getting the correct output:

I am not sure what mistake I am doing when using awk within ksh command. It looks like awk command was not executed when I gave it within ksh command.
Could someone help me on this?

Last edited by Scott; 10-11-2013 at 02:05 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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Old 10-11-2013
Tr yto escape the $ as well: \$2
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