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Old 01-20-2014
Change one line to multiple

I did help some at another forum to change one line to multiple lines.
var1="abc001: text goes here yyy003: text goes here uuuu004: text goes here"

Running this awk, gives correct result, but its not very nice. Any idea on how to simplify it?
awk '{for (i=1;i<=NF;i++) printf $i~":"?"\n"$i" ":$i" "}' <<< "$var1"| awk 'NF {sub(/:/,x);print}'
abc001 text goes here
yyy003 text goes here
uuuu004 text goes here

Change to one line, remove :
# 2  
Old 01-20-2014
awk '{ gsub(/([^ ]*): /, "\n\1"); sub(/^\n/,""); } 1'

# 3  
Old 01-20-2014
Thanks Corona, but hostname is missing.

Another awk
awk '{gsub(/[a-zA-Z]+[0-9]+/,"\n&");gsub(/:|^\n/,x)}1' <<< "$var1"
abc001 text goes here
yyy003 text goes here
uuuu004 text goes here

^/n did help me to remove the blank line

Last edited by Jotne; 01-20-2014 at 06:48 PM..
# 4  
Old 01-20-2014
Perl solution:
perl -0pe 's/://;s/(\w+):/\n$1/g' <<< "$var1"

This User Gave Thanks to bartus11 For This Post:
# 5  
Old 01-20-2014

One more approach.

echo $var1  | awk 'gsub(/\:/,X) gsub(/here /,"here\n");'

Output will be as folllows.

abc001 text goes here
yyy003 text goes here
uuuu004 text goes here

R. Singh
# 6  
Old 01-20-2014
Will not work, sine this is just an example text and it will change.
One static is the :
# 7  
Old 01-20-2014
You could also do bartus11's trick in sed:

sed -r 's/://;s/(\w+):/\n\1/g' <<< "$var1"

Last edited by Chubler_XL; 01-20-2014 at 07:24 PM..
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