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Old 08-28-2009
Urgent! need help! how to convert this file into comma delimited format

Hi experts,
I need urget help! I have the a text file with this format:

Types of fruits
Name of fruits
1,1
Farm_no,1
apple,1
pineapple,1
grapes,1
orange,1
banana,1
2,2--->this is the record seperator
Farm_no,2
apple,1
pineapple,1
grapes,3
orange,2
banana,1
3,3--->this is the record seperator
Farm_no,3
apple,4
pineapple,2
grapes,3
orange,2
banana,0

I need to parse this txt file into csv format.

The output need to look like this:

FARM_no,apple,pineapple,grapes,orange,banana
1,1,1,1,1,1
2,1,1,3,2,1
3,4,2,3,2,0

Anyone have any idea?Please help!

Thank a lot!

Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2009
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Old 08-28-2009
Hi Zaxxon,

I have tried the above thread using awk but unsuccessful:
#!/bin/bash
echo "FARM_no,apple,pineapple,grapes,orange,banana'
awk -F "," '{ print $2}' text file

But I am not sure how to use the RS, since the record seperator is different and how to start form the 3rd line.

Thanks
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