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Print column details from fixed width file using awk command

hi,

i have a fixed width file with multiple columns and need to print data using awk command.
i use:
Code:
awk -F "|" '($5 == BH) {print $1,$2,$3}' <non_AIM target>.txt

for a delimiter file.
but now i have a fixed width file like below:
Code:
7518   8269511BH 20141224951050N8262
11148  8269511BH 20141224951050N8262
11718  8269511BH 20141224951050N8262

Fixed width column wise lengths: 7,3,3,1,2,11,8,3,3,1,3,1
Could u pls help me to fetch data for rows with col5 as 'BH' value

I am new to awk coomands.
Appreciate ur help in advance

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Last edited by Scrutinizer; 12-26-2014 at 11:33 AM.. Reason: CODE tags
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# 2  
Try GNU awk:
Code:
awk '$5=="BH"' FIELDWIDTHS="7 3 3 1 2 11 8 3 3 1 3 1" file

or regular awk:
Code:
awk 'substr($0,15,2)=="BH"'

or
Code:
sed '/^.\{14\}BH/!d' file

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# 3  
What is i have to fetch only particular columns like $1,$2 with an extra condition like $5='BH' and $1=7518

Thanks for your quick reply.
# 4  
Try (GNU awk) :
Code:
awk '$5=="BH" && $1==7518{print $1, $2}' FIELDWIDTHS="7 3 3 1 2 11 8 3 3 1 3 1" file

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Might also be of some interest:
Code:
awk '$15$16=="BH" && $1$2$3$4=="7518" {print $1$2$3$4$5$6$7$8$9$10}' FS="" file4
7518   826

# 6  
Note: an empty FS to make each individual character a separate field is supported by GNU awk, mawk and BSD awk, but it is not POSIX-compliant and therefore not universally supported..

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