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# 1  
Old 12-16-2013
To get Non matching records for current day

My objective is to get the non matching records of previous day with current day.
eg, file1 contains
1 a
2 b

and file2 contains:
2 b
3 c

then expected output is
3 c

another example

file 1 contains:

1 a
2 b

file 2 contains
1 c
2 b

results expected:
1 c

I did used
comm -13

to achive this which is working fine with me. But when the file size is large it is failing. I am attaching here the two input files and the output file.The output file generated is wrong.

In the output file, only the record starting with 246 should have appear. Please advise.

Command executed:
comm -13<(sort data01012013.txt)<(sort data02012013.txt) > output.txt

My OS is unix solaris.

Thanks for your help.

Last edited by Don Cragun; 12-16-2013 at 05:54 PM.. Reason: Add several more CODE tags.
# 2  
Old 12-16-2013
Works for me if I add some spaces:
comm -13 <(sort /tmp/data01012013.txt) <(sort /tmp/data02012013.txt)
246    martin    Paul    Maas    NULL    NULL    Q6eXufheKL....

# 3  
Old 12-16-2013
You might need to convert these files to unix format dos2unix data02012013.txt and dos2unix data01012013.txt


comm -13 <(sort /tmp/data01012013.txt | tr -d '\015') <(sort /tmp/data02012013.txt | tr -d '\015')

# 4  
Old 12-16-2013
In addition to RudiC's and Chubler_XL's comments, the comm utility is only guaranteed to work on text files. Text files have lines that are no longer than the number of bytes reported by the command:
getconf LINE_MAX

on your system. You didn't say which Solaris system version you're using, but I don't remember any Solaris system having a maximum text file line length that is as big as the 57,810 byte longest line length that you have in both of your input files.
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# 5  
Old 12-17-2013
Thanks for giving your valuable time on this issue.

@RudiC's/ Chubler_XL, I tried with your solution but no success.

@Don Cragun, The txt file basically contain dumps of character large object data for one of the columns and hence there was increase in record size.

Can we change this LINE_MAX value? Is there any impact on system if we can change it?

Here is the details ..
$ uname
$ uname -v
$ getconf LINE_MAX


Last edited by newbie2014; 12-17-2013 at 04:01 AM..
# 6  
Old 12-17-2013

Here is a demonstration of the failure and a work-around using a perl version of comm:
#!/usr/bin/env bash

# @(#) s1       Demonstrate comparison of comm, perl comm on Solaris.

# Utility functions: print-as-echo, print-line-with-visual-space, debug.
# export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin"
pe() { for _i;do printf "%s" "$_i";done; printf "\n"; }
pl() { pe;pe "-----" ;pe "$*"; }
untab() { perl -wp -e 's/\t/        /g' $1 ; }
flip() { perl -wp -e 's/\r//g' $1 ; }
db() { ( printf " db, ";for _i;do printf "%s" "$_i";done;printf "\n" ) >&2 ; }
db() { : ; }
C=$HOME/bin/context && [ -f $C ] && $C pll

rm -f f[12]
pl " Input data files data[12]"
file data[12]
wc data[12]

pl " Data file f[12] after conversion:"
cp data1 f1
cp data2 f2

flip f1 > x1 ; mv x1 f1
flip f2 > x1 ; mv x1 f2

file f[12]
wc f[12]

pl " Script ./"
what ./

pl " Results, perl comm:"
./ -13 <(sort f1) <(sort f2) > f4
wc f4
file f4
untab f4 | pll 78

pl " Results, standard comm:"
comm -13 <(sort f1) <(sort f2) > f3
wc f3
file f3
untab f3 | pll 78

pl " Short lines in small files, result from perl comm:"
head data[34]
./ -13 <( sort data3 ) <( sort data4 )

exit 0

$ ./s1

Environment: LC_ALL = POSIX, LANG = POSIX
(Versions displayed with local utility "version")
OS, ker|rel, machine: SunOS, 5.10, i86pc
Distribution        : Solaris 10 10/08 s10x_u6wos_07b X86
bash GNU bash 3.00.16
pll (local) 1.19

 Input data files data[12]
data1:          ascii text
data2:          ascii text
       2    3760   74398 data1
       2    2918   58115 data2
       4    6678  132513 total

 Data file f[12] after conversion:
f1:             ascii text
f2:             ascii text
       2    3760   74396 f1
       2    2918   58113 f2
       4    6678  132509 total

 Script ./ Compare two sorted files line by line, perl.

 Results, perl comm:
       1      51     305 f4
f4:             ascii text
 (Longest line: 640; fit into lines of length 78)
         1         2         3     ...     61        62        63        
        246        martin        Pa...NULL        NULL        6        NU

 Results, standard comm:
      15    1485   29004 f3
f3:             ascii text
 (Longest line: 2364; fit into lines of length 78)
         1         2         3     ... 233        234        235        2
243        Williamss        Serena ...</AcctId>\n    <EventId>\n      <Va
>300852</Value>\n      <Modified>fa...\n    <Val3>285963</Val3>\n    <Whe
009-04-27T09:57:42Z</When>\n    <Wh...eue_item>\n  <queue_item xmlns="urn">\n    <AcctId>2...ified>false</Modified>\n    </Event
\n    <Msg>Goedendag, op 18 maart>\n    <Val1>3</Val1>\n    <Val2>
Val2>\n    <Val3>285661</Val3>\n   ...<queue_item xmlns="urn:obj.api.face">\n    <AcctId>243</AcctId>\n...jn facebook scherp abonnement verle
. Mij...</Msg>\n    <Type>4</Type>\..."">\n    <A
Id>243</AcctId>\n    <EventId>\n   ...ype>\n    <Val1>1</Val1>\n    <Val2
</Val2>\n    <Val3>287325</Val3>\n ...:59Z</When>\n    <WhenLT>2009-04-28
:47:59+02:00</WhenLT>\n    <Modifie.../Msg>\n    <Type>4</Type>\n    <Val
</Val1>\n    <Val2>88</Val2>\n    <...d>\n      <Value>310313</Value>\n  
 <Modified>false</Modified>\n    </...<Val1>1</Val1>\n    <Val2>131</Val2
    <Val3>286913</Val3>\n    <When>...   <EventId>\n      <Value>312158</
246        martin        Paul      ...NULL        NULL        6        NU

 Short lines in small files, result from perl comm:
==> data3 <==
1 a
2 b

==> data4 <==
2 b
1 c

        1 c

Some comments. It looks like the sort is OK, possibly sort is managing lines on it own. The trouble is with comm, which appears to mangle long lines. The perl version of comm can handle long lines, at the added cost of overhead of a interpreted language.

This output, while busy, shows the input files, then the results of a perl script in a shell function, flip, to remove carriage returns. The Solaris version of file is not as useful as the LInux version, just showing ascii as opposed to:
data1: UTF-8 Unicode text, with very long lines, with CRLF line terminators
data2: ASCII text, with very long lines, with CRLF line terminators

for example.

The converted files are then sorted and fed into comm and The result is that comm appears to split long lines into chunks, whereas handles them without such a flaw.

The long lines are presented in an abbreviated style by a local code, pll, that we use here. The TABS were converted to runs of blanks by another perl code in function untab.

The final run just shows that -13 works as one expects comm -13 to work.

You can find at along many other perl versions of common *nix commands. There are also many GNU-style commands in /usr/sfw/bin/ on Solaris systems, but comm does not appear to among them.

Best wishes ... cheers, drl

PS Just so that you can see the entire sample input files, here is the result of the display of converted files f1 and f2 above:
$ untab f1 | pll 78 
 (Longest line: 58137; fit into lines of length 78)
         1         2         3     ...0        5811        5812        58
242        Mandella        Martina ...ent_queue_arr>        213        NU
243        Williamss        Serena ...ent_queue_arr>        216        NU

$ untab f2 | pll 78 
 (Longest line: 58137; fit into lines of length 78)
         1         2         3     ...0        5811        5812        58
243        Williamss        Serena ...ent_queue_arr>        216        NU
246        martin        Paul      ...NULL        NULL        6        NU

Last edited by drl; 12-18-2013 at 07:14 AM.. Reason: Minor typo.
# 7  
Old 12-18-2013
Thanks for your valuable time and the workaround. This will compel me to learn perl. No issues.
There are also many GNU-style commands in /usr/sfw/bin/ on Solaris systems, but comm does not appear to among them.
Is there any ways to have a workaround using unix shell commands?
Many thanks!
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