insert a variable in the last column of a file

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Old 12-06-2007
Originally Posted by dineshr85
But i want to use the value of a variable ,when i give $variable its inserting $variable not the value of variable

iam using this snippet-
nawk '{sub(/[^|]*$/,"&|$date")}1' catalog_details.dat
Use this:

nawk '{sub(/[^|]*$/,dt)}1' dt="&|$date" filename

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COLUMN(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						 COLUMN(1)

column -- columnate lists SYNOPSIS
column [-tx] [-c columns] [-s sep] [file ...] DESCRIPTION
The column utility formats its input into multiple columns. Rows are filled before columns. Input is taken from file operands, or, by default, from the standard input. Empty lines are ignored. The options are as follows: -c Output is formatted for a display columns wide. -s Specify a set of characters to be used to delimit columns for the -t option. -t Determine the number of columns the input contains and create a table. Columns are delimited with whitespace, by default, or with the characters supplied using the -s option. Useful for pretty-printing displays. -x Fill columns before filling rows. column exits 0 on success, >0 if an error occurred. ENVIRONMENT
COLUMNS The environment variable COLUMNS is used to determine the size of the screen if no other information is available. EXAMPLES
colrm(1), ls(1), paste(1), sort(1) HISTORY
The column command appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno. BSD
March 9, 2008 BSD