Iterating awk over a directory of files?

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Old 10-20-2014
Iterating awk over a directory of files?

I need to run the same

function over an entire directly of files.
This is the

awk '{$(NF+1)=1}1'

Is there a way that I can run this command once over all of the files, along the lines of:

awk '{$(NF+1)=1}1' *

so that I do not have to run this several times?
My main concern is how to output the results with a unique outfile name?
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Old 10-20-2014
awk can write to whatever file you please.

awk 'L && (L != FILENAME) { close(L) }
{$(NF+1)=1 ; print > L ".new" }' *

This will create "" for each "filename" fed into it. FILENAME is a special variable in awk which is set to what you'd expect.

If you want it to work recursively, you can use find.

Last edited by Corona688; 10-20-2014 at 02:03 PM.. Reason: fix
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Old 10-20-2014
worked great! thanks !
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