How to extract every repeated string between two specific string?


 
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# 1  
Old 10-07-2014
How to extract every repeated string between two specific string?

Hello guys,

I have problem with hpux shell script. I have one big text file that contains like

Code:
SOH
bla bla bla
bla bla bla
ETX                SOH
bla bla bla
ETX
SOH
bla bla bla
ETX

What I need to do is save first SOH*BLA into file1.txt, save second SOH*BLA into file2.txt and so on. Please help me, I don't know how can I do this recursively.

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Last edited by jim mcnamara; 10-08-2014 at 12:15 AM..
# 2  
Old 10-08-2014
Welcome to forums please show expected output as well
# 3  
Old 10-08-2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akshay Hegde
Welcome to forums please show expected output as well
Hi,

Expected output is file1.txt that contains first tagged text, file2.txt that contains second tagged text and so. I'm trying to get text between 2 tags using sed. But really don't know how to do it recursive.

file1.txt
Code:
SOH
bla bla bla
bla bla bla
ETX

file2.txt
Code:
SOH
bla bla bla
ETX

# 4  
Old 10-08-2014
try:

Code:
awk '
length { print RS $0 > "file" ++n ".txt"
  close ("file" n ".txt")
}' RS="SOH" infile

# 5  
Old 10-08-2014
Hi,

Thanks for your reply. It's splitting whole text into seperate files but not extracting all text between SOH and ETX tags.
# 6  
Old 10-08-2014
How about...awk '/SOH/,/ETX/' file1.txt > file2.txt
# 7  
Old 10-08-2014
Hi, I have already tried it without luck.
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