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Old 07-31-2001
Computer Awk Script

Hi...i am having problem again..haha

I've an awk script tat read record frm a file.
And it's needed to compare with a argument pass to it.

Firstly i write my command like tis: awk -f gen.awk data.dat $serial
where gen.awk is the awk sript
data.dat is the data file
and $serial is the argument needed to be send to the script
( the command is places in a shell script, serial is input frm user)

if tis way does, how can i access the serial in the script?
as $1 or????

If it's $1, then how about other fields tat the awk script read frm the data file?

Pls help me!! Thx a lot for u guys.....
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Old 08-01-2001
External variables

External arguments must to be passed on to awk like this:

awk -f gen.awk data.dat serial_awk=$serial

In your awk scripts you reference the temporary awk variable 'awk_serial'.
 

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