Changing one column of delimited file column to fixed width column

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Old 07-01-2008
Changing one column of delimited file column to fixed width column

Hi, Iam new to unix. I have one input file .

Input file :


I need output such that only first column should change to fixed width column of 15 characters of length.

Output File:

ID1<<12 spaces>>Name1~Place1
ID2<<12 spaces>>Name2~Place2
ID3<<12 spaces>>Name3~Place3

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by manneni prakash; 07-01-2008 at 03:33 AM..
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Old 07-01-2008
awk -F"~" '{printf("%-15s%s~%s\n", $1,$2,$3)}' inputfile
ID1            Name1~Place1
ID2            Name2~Place2
ID3            Name3~Place3

# 3  
Old 07-01-2008

Smilie It works .............. Thanks Zaxxon
# 4  
Old 06-22-2009
Bug edit columns in unix shell script

please disregard this post of mine.thanks!

Last edited by kingpeejay; 06-22-2009 at 05:33 AM.. Reason: wrong post
# 5  
Old 06-22-2009
this will also do
printf "%-15s%s~%s\n" $(tr '~' ' '<inputfile)

# 6  
Old 06-22-2009
nawk -F"~" '{printf("%-15s%s~%s\n",$1,$2,$3)}' yourfile

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