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# 8  
Old 07-24-2009
Could you attach both input files?
# 9  
Old 07-24-2009
Sure, of corse.
Do you know how to attach files here?
(Sorry, I'm new and still am learning)
# 10  
Old 07-24-2009
Post Reply -> Manage Attachments in the Additional Options section.
# 11  
Old 07-24-2009
I think I've done it.
Thanks for your help!
# 12  
Old 07-24-2009
It's because your files has Windows line endings (CRLF).
Run dos2unix first and then re-run the awk command.

Code:
do2unix file[12].txt
awk ...

# 13  
Old 07-24-2009
It WORKED! PERFECTLY!
Many, many, many thanks! You're a star!

---------- Post updated at 10:22 AM ---------- Previous update was at 09:53 AM ----------

Hi,
Sorry to bother you all again.
I've tried to use the suggested script on my real files, where file2 has 310,613 entries and file1 has 2,543,887 entries. And it just puts "B" to everybody independently of whether it matches the pattern or not.
Any ideas, please?
# 14  
Old 07-24-2009
Most likely the matching is not file1.first column <-> file2.first column ...
 

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