AWK CSV to TXT format, TXT file not in a correct column format

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Question AWK CSV to TXT format, TXT file not in a correct column format

HI guys,

I have created a script to read 1 column in a csv file and then place it in text file.

However, when i checked out the text file, it is not in a column format...

CSV file contains

After using awk to get first column
TXT file contains

the [] are box characters.

the command used is:

cat file1.csv | awk -F "," '{print $1}' > file2.txt

do you have any idea why this is happening?

Could this be resolved?

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HI guys,

Just disregard this post. I just found out that columns are working fine.. Smilie

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