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# 8  
Old 02-29-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostdog74
Code:
awk 'BEGIN{RS="</abc>"}
/abc/{
 printf "%s%s" , $0 , "</abc>" > ++c".txt"
}' file

Hey your almost there Smilie ....it is cuttin <abc> </abc> but its totall ignoring the tags inside it ie <error> in this case...is there a work around....

also can u please explain in short wat ur doing over here....i mean i understood 'awk 'BEGIN{RS="</abc>"} /abc/' and ++c".txt".... dint understand the printf part....Smilie


Thanks in advance
# 9  
Old 02-29-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Franklin52
Another way:

Code:
awk '/<abc.*/{f=1;n++} 
/<\/abc>/{f=0;print $0 > n}
f{print $0 > n}' file

Use nawk or /usr/xpg4/bin/awk on Solaris.

Regards
Smilie WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! Smilie

Thanks Franklin, really appretiate it.
Also thanks to ghostdog74.

You guys rock....GOD bless.

PS: can u direct me to some documents that would help me understand awk and sed....???

Also @Franklin, can you explain in short wat u just did...
# 10  
Old 02-29-2008
i don't understand what you mean.
please try Franklin's code instead.
# 11  
Old 02-29-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by qzv2jm
Smilie WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! Smilie

Thanks Franklin, really appretiate it.
Also thanks to ghostdog74.

You guys rock....GOD bless.

PS: can u direct me to some documents that would help me understand awk and sed....???

Also @Franklin, can you explain in short wat u just did...
Sure.

Code:
awk '/<abc.*/{f=1;n++} 
/<\/abc>/{f=0;print $0 > n}
f{print $0 > n}' file

/<abc.*/{f=1;n++} -> If the line contains the expression, set the flag f and change the name of the file (n)

/<\/abc>/{f=0;print $0 > n} -> If the line contains the expression, unset the flag f and print the last line to file n

f{print $0 > n} -> Print the line if the flag is set to the file n


This is a good document to start with (buy it!):

sed & awk

Regards

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