awk usage for position matching

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Old 12-24-2013
awk usage for position matching

i have a requirement like this

if the line contains from position 294 to 299 is equal to "prabhu" ,then print entire line .

i want to use awk

awk '{if(substr(294-299) == 'prabhu') print  "line" }' filename

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Old 12-24-2013
You're close:
awk '{if (substr($0, 294, 6) == "prabhu") print}' filename

Making use of awk's default behaviours (print if pattern is true), you could shorten that to
awk 'substr($0, 294, 6) == "prabhu" ' filename

Last edited by RudiC; 12-24-2013 at 09:24 AM..
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