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# 8  
Old 10-09-2009
i ran into another road block after more data:


awk '{print substr($0,1,2)substr($0,31,13)substr($0,16,15)"0000000000000"}' file1 > file2

file2 looks like this. i am loosing my +123456789

# 9  
Old 10-11-2009
i tried to replace position 552-565 with 524-537, but nothing changed. does awk have chars limitation ?

can this be done in sed instead of awk ?

again, thank you much.
# 10  
Old 10-11-2009

Awk does have a limitation, but it's higher than 565. It's usually between 2560 and 4096 bytes.

Gawk, nawk and other, newer awks don't (or shouldn't) have this limitation.

When you say you tried something, and it didn't work, if often helps if you show how you did it.

You're losing the +1234... bit because you never printed it.

awk -v FS="+" '{print substr($0,1,2)substr($0,31,13)substr($0,16,15)"0000000000000" FS $NF}' file1

Just dawned that you asked a question about sed limitations earlier. Are you using Minix, or Linux?! ;-)

Last edited by Scott; 10-11-2009 at 03:06 PM..
# 11  
Old 10-12-2009
i feel so dumb for asking something that i could not understand (awk).

awk '{print substr($0,1,2)substr($0,552,13)substr($0,524,15)"0000000000000"}' file1 > file2

i am on aix5.3 flavor.

i am going to try my best to understand your awk code.

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