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Old 07-10-2001

A newbie question:

May I know what is "LINE_MAX" in nawk, does this limit the maximum length of a record that nawk can process.
My nawk script gave me an error :
>> input record `...' too long
when processing long record, and exit.

How can I ignore this error and proceed to the next record without exiting from the script?

Appreciate any advise.

# 2  
Old 07-11-2001
LINE_MAX is the longest record length that nawk can handle. Run the command:

grep LINE_MAX /usr/include/*.h

to find the value on your system.
# 3  
Old 07-11-2001
Bug LINE_MAX for NAWK...

thanks, that really helpful...
but how can I skip the "long record" and proceed to next one, to avoid nawk script fail and exit with "record too long" error?

Thnx again...
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