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Old 10-21-2009
Problem with formatted printing in AWK


I want to print 130 fileds using formatted printing in AWK. It looks like

awk '{printf ("%7.2f%7.2f...%7.2\n",$1,$2,...,$130)}' inflie>oufile

But it gives me an error:
Word too long!

Can you please help me with this? Is there another way to do this?
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Old 10-21-2009

You could try splitting the printf statements over multiple statements, with the \n in the final one:

printf ("....", ..... )
printf ("....", ..... )
printf ("....\n", ..... )

Or maybe using gawk or nawk will help?
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