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Old 09-29-2007
Copy the first & third columns in to another test file. Its very urgent please

Hello friends!
Here is the scenario.
I have a flat file named FILE1.TXT with multiple columns and comma as delimiter.
Now my task is to create another file called FILE2.TXT which contains the FIRST & THIRD column values from FILE1.TXT separated by comma.
Which mean i am creating a new files with only two columns which are 1st and 3rd. Ex:
Code:
FILE1.TXT
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Now after creating another file FILE2.TXT it should look like this:
Code:
FILE2.TXT
1,3
1,3
1,3
1,3
1,3

Using Unix create a script for this. Please help me out as this is very urgent. I would be very grateful to you people.

Last edited by RavinderSingh13; 04-09-2019 at 11:24 AM..
# 2  
Old 09-30-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by sai_kris_007
Please help me out as this is very urgent.
What is the urgency?

As a hint,
Code:
sed y/,/\ /

might be a good starter.
# 3  
Old 09-30-2007
Code:
awk -F"," '{print $1",",$3}' FILE1.TXT >FILE2.TXT

# 4  
Old 09-30-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by porter
What is the urgency?
if its urgent, there are 2 possibilities, 1) assignment due, 2) work dead line
# 5  
Old 09-30-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostdog74
2) work dead line
... and the computer controls a nuclear power station?
# 6  
Old 09-30-2007
Thanks a lot Jacoden!
This worked!
Thanks to rest of the people too. Anyway , have to meet some deadlines.
Thanks again.
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