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# 1  
Old 03-31-2007
AWK Help

HI All,

Need a help

Suppose I have a file having the data

1,FF,233

where the second field is Hex
now I want to convert this hex in dec and see the output as

1,255,233

Request you all to help

Regards,
Gaurav Goel
# 2  
Old 03-31-2007
If you have Python, here's an alternative
Code:
for line in open("file"):
    line = line.strip().split(",")
    print "%s,%s,%s" % (line[0],str(int(line[1],16)), line[2])

otherwise, people have rolled out these functions in awk (i have not used them). you can have a try
Code:
function hex2dec(x,    h, i, n, l) {
    h = "0123456789ABCDEF..........abcdef"
    for (i = l = length(x); i > 0; i--)
        n += (index(h, substr(x, i, 1)) - 1) % 16 * 16 ^ (l - i)
    return n

}

function dec2hex(d) {
    return sprintf("%lx", d)

}

# 3  
Old 03-31-2007
Using printf

Using printf
HTML Code:
#/bin/ksh
for v in $(cut -d, -f2 /tmp/hex) ; do
   printf '%d\n' "0x$v"
done
Using bc
HTML Code:
#/bin/ksh
 for v in $(cut -d, -f2 /tmp/hex) ; do
   print "ibase=16;$v" |bc
 done
cat /tmp/hex
1,FF,233
1,EF,233

Output:
255
239

Hi Gurus,
Please let us know if the following awk can be used for the above conversion,
HTML Code:
 awk -F, ' { printf("The Decimal value of %s is [%x]\n", $2,$2) }'  /tmp/hex
I tried it but always gives me 0 for hexadecimal value.

Thanks
Nagarajan Ganesan
# 4  
Old 03-31-2007
In ksh...
Code:
#! /usr/bin/ksh
typeset -i16 xf2
typeset -i10 df2
typeset -l f2
while IFS=, read f1 f2 f3 ; do
        xf2=16#$f2
        ((df2=xf2))
        echo  $f1,$df2,$f3
done
exit 0

# 5  
Old 04-02-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by ennstate
Please let us know if the following awk can be used for the above conversion,
HTML Code:
 awk -F, ' { printf("The Decimal value of %s is [%x]\n", $2,$2) }'  /tmp/hex
I tried it but always gives me 0 for hexadecimal value.
You can convert decimal to hexa and not the reverse using printf.
# 6  
Old 04-02-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by anbu23
You can convert decimal to hexa and not the reverse using printf.
Code:
awk -v VAR=A 'END{ printf"%s %s\"%s\n", "echo \"ibase=16;", VAR, " | bc" }' /dev/null | sh

Well, thats kind of possible! Smilie
# 7  
Old 04-02-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by matrixmadhan
Code:
awk -v VAR=A 'END{ printf"%s %s\"%s\n", "echo \"ibase=16;", VAR, " | bc" }' /dev/null | sh

Well, thats kind of possible! Smilie
What i meant was, its not possible using format specifiers provided in printf.

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