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Old 08-04-2009
removing special characters, white spaces from a field in a file

what my code is doing, it is executing a sql file and the resullset of the query is getting stored in the text file in a fixed format. for that fixed format i have used the following code::

awk -F":" '{printf("%-20.20s:%-20.20s:%-20.20s:%-20.20s:%-15.15s:%-3.3s:%-19.19s:%-2.2s:%-20.20s:%-15.15s:%-2.2s\n", $1,$2,$3,$4,$5,$6,$7,$8,$9,$10,$11)}' $DIALPBIN/temp1.txt > ${DIALPBIN}/temp2.tx

now 5th filed is a phone number. in the database it contains brackets like (0124)-23456
but in the file the output should be like 012423456

Could you please help????

Last edited by Franklin52; 08-04-2009 at 10:32 AM.. Reason: adding code tags
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Old 08-04-2009
looks suspiciously like homework...

however, look into using sed.
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Old 08-04-2009
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