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Old 02-13-2014
Because the awk script is in single quotes in your code, the $temp variable does not get expanded. You would need to use double quotes, but that poses other kinds of issues. A good way is to use the -v variable= method:

while read samp
  awk -v temp="T1$samp" '/^9999|~/{p=0} $0~temp{p=1}p' file
done < input.txt

Also note the the / .. / is a constant match in which you cannot use variables. Therefore you need to use $0~var instead.

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