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Old 06-25-2014
Echo awk output from its variable

Stumped with the formatting of the awk output when used with variables, e.g.:

Code:
awk -F, 'BEGIN {OFS=","} print {$2,$3,$4}' $infile1

produces the desired output (with rows), but when echoing the variable below, the output is one continuous line

Code:
var1=$(awk -F, 'BEGIN {OFS=","} print {$2,$3,$4}' $infile1)
echo $var1

Did i miss something with the awk statement? Please advise and thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 06-25-2014
Code:
echo "$var1"

(otherwise you're passing echo a list of arguments, which it outputs separated by space)
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# 3  
Old 06-25-2014
Code:
var1="$(awk -F, 'BEGIN {OFS=","} print {$2,$3,$4}' $infile1)"

# 4  
Old 06-25-2014
Why not just IFS="," read -r A B C D E F G < infile
# 5  
Old 06-25-2014
This works by setting
Code:
echo "$var1"

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