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Old 03-13-2014
Conversion if 1st column is match (awk '{s+=$1} END

Hi im trying to add numbers, got no problem with it im using
 awk '{s+=$1} END {print s, "MB"}',

but what if the numbers are like mention below. who will i add them

2000 KB
1 MB
Answer: 2001

2000 KB
1 MB

Answer: 3000

Last edited by vbe; 03-13-2014 at 12:10 PM.. Reason: extra code tags...
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Old 03-13-2014
Check $2 value and perform required arithmetic:
awk '{s+=($2=="MB"?$1*1024:$1)}END{print s " MB"}' file

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Old 03-13-2014
Well so far and your subject are clear on what you did: Considering only column 1...
So your "what if"... would be to look also at column 2, and depending what you find, add a conversion to the value in column 1...
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Old 03-13-2014
@VBE, yeah my bad,, was creating a script that will add my total diskpace.ttal memory,nuber of cpu, Flavor of OS, cpu model, server serial... this is my lack, the total disk space,

thanks, big help for my basic script but will reduce a lot of time and effort
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Old 03-13-2014
awk '                                                  
$2~/^[Kk]/ {s+=$1/1024}
$2~/^[Mm]/ {s+=$1}
$2~/^[Gg]/ {s+=$1*1024}
END {print s,"MB"}
' file

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