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Old 11-14-2013
Filter column using awk

Hi all:

How do I use an `awk` like:

awk '{print $1 "\t" $2}' input

on the following input:

<head>medium-n</head>    nmod+ns+ns-map-n
<head>future-n</head>    of+n-the+ns-map-n

to achieve the following desired output:

medium-n    nmod+ns+ns-map-n
future-n  of+n-the+ns-map-n

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Old 11-14-2013


Try sth like this,

sed 's#<head>\(.*\)</head>#\1#' input_file

In awk, you can specify more than delimiter in -F option or FS variable.

awk -F'[<>\t]' '{print $3,$6;}' input_file


Last edited by rangarasan; 11-14-2013 at 10:32 AM.. Reason: add awk solution
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Old 11-14-2013
awk '{gsub(/<.?head>/, "", $0);print}' input_file

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Old 11-14-2013
Another approach:
awk '{gsub(/<[^>]*>/,X)}1' file

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