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# 8  
Old 01-17-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by vgersh99
Code:
nawk 'ORS=(FNR%3)?FS:RS' myFile

The above command (nawk) works perfectly! I discarded the last awk command...

awk 'BEGIN {FS="\n";RS="";ORS=""} { x=1; while (x<NF) {print $x"\t"; x++} print $NF "\n"}'

so the structure is...

string1
string2
string3
string(n)

and inserted...

nawk 'ORS=(FNR%3)?FS:RS'

and got...

string1 string3 string3 string(n)

plus i wanted a tab delimited so the final code was...

....nawk 'ORS=(FNR%3)?FS:RS' | awk 'BEGIN {OFS="\t"} {print $1,$2,$3}'

thanks for all replies!

Last edited by genix2008; 01-18-2008 at 12:06 AM..
# 9  
Old 01-18-2008
Understand that you are expecting an awk solution.But what about this?

Code:
cat file3 | xargs -n3

# 10  
Old 01-18-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacoden
Understand that you are expecting an awk solution.But what about this?

Code:
cat file3 | xargs -n3

hey, your code this worked as well... this how i used it.

....some codes | xargs -n3 | awk 'BEGIN {OFS="\t"} {print $1,$2,$3}'

for tab delimited ouput.

thanks!

Last edited by genix2008; 01-18-2008 at 03:27 AM..
# 11  
Old 01-18-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by genix2008

plus i wanted a tab delimited so the final code was...

....nawk 'ORS=(FNR%3)?FS:RS' | awk 'BEGIN {OFS="\t"} {print $1,$2,$3}'

thanks for all replies!
why?

Code:
....nawk -v OFS='\t' 'ORS=(FNR%3)?OFS:RS'

# 12  
Old 01-21-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by vgersh99
why?

Code:
....nawk -v OFS='\t' 'ORS=(FNR%3)?OFS:RS'

i will try also.... i don't know anything about nawk. i know, man nawk. thanks....
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