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# 1  
Old 11-05-2013
Awk-sed - wc : how to count DOTS "."'s in a file.

Hi Experts ,

file:
Code:
EST 2013::.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................cmihx021:/home/data1/

I want to count the number of DOTS (marked in red) , in the file.
Please advise,

Thanks..
# 2  
Old 11-05-2013
Having received our help solving more than sixty other issues you have raised, what have your tried so far to get a solution to this problem?
# 3  
Old 11-06-2013
I am still trying and thinking...about it. how to do it. awk no clue how to get to a filed which has no space.. etc. So still working on it. Thanks any way for the comment.

---------- Post updated at 11:06 PM ---------- Previous update was at 11:03 PM ----------

RESOLVED: It was easy ...


Code:
cat file |tr "." "\n" | wc -l
242

Thanks....
# 4  
Old 11-06-2013
It is not solved by above code. if you have several lines, you calculate wrong.

try this:
Code:
grep -o "\." infile|wc -l

Code:
awk '{sum+=gsub(/\./,"")}END{print sum}' infile

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# 5  
Old 11-06-2013
Or, building on what rveri had tried:
Code:
tr "\n." "x\n" < file | wc -l

# 6  
Old 11-06-2013
The grep solution what I get is :
Code:
grep: illegal option -- o



Code:
$ grep -o "\." infile|wc -l
grep: illegal option -- o
usage: grep [-E|-F] [-c|-l|-q] [-bhinsvwx] -e pattern_list...
        [-f pattern_file...] [file...]
usage: grep [-E|-F] [-c|-l|-q] [-bhinsvwx] [-e pattern_list...]
        -f pattern_file... [file...]
usage: grep [-E|-F] [-c|-l|-q] [-bhinsvwx] pattern [file...]
0
$

# 7  
Old 11-06-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by rveri
The grep solution what I get is :
Code:
grep: illegal option -- o



Code:
$ grep -o "\." infile|wc -l
grep: illegal option -- o
usage: grep [-E|-F] [-c|-l|-q] [-bhinsvwx] -e pattern_list...
        [-f pattern_file...] [file...]
usage: grep [-E|-F] [-c|-l|-q] [-bhinsvwx] [-e pattern_list...]
        -f pattern_file... [file...]
usage: grep [-E|-F] [-c|-l|-q] [-bhinsvwx] pattern [file...]
0
$

The -o option available in some implementations of the grep utility is an extension to the requirements specified by the standards. If you would have told us what system you're using when you asked for help, most of the people here trying to help you find a way to get what you want would have avoided options that aren't available on your system.

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