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Old 06-05-2011
Question Help with the Header and Footer check

Hi,

I need to check whether the incoming file has a header and footer using a UNIX script. The pattern of the header and footer is fixed as follows:

Header: Name,Date
Footer: Count, Total

Name,Date
-------------------------
-------------------------
-------------------------
Count, total


If the files doesnt contain either the header or footer or both, it needs to rejected.

Can someone please help me in solving this problem?

Thanks
# 2  
Old 06-05-2011
Are these the exact strings at the top and bottom of the file or can they change? For example, is 'Date" an actual date string?
# 3  
Old 06-05-2011
These are fixed Strings Murphy. They will not change.
# 4  
Old 06-05-2011
Please display a sample of input data.

To display the header: head -1 file
To display the footer: tail -1 file

For a definitive solution, a sample data is required.
# 5  
Old 06-05-2011
Here is the sample data

Code:
DIVCAP,6032011
1,,USD,RFCO 0%,23232,1,I,01/06/2011 07:34:55,N,01/06/2011 07:34:55
0,,DEM,GERM TBIL,23335,1,I,01/07/2011 07:34:55,N,01/07/2011 07:34:55
3,1


Last edited by Scott; 06-05-2011 at 05:50 PM.. Reason: Code tags...
# 6  
Old 06-06-2011
Code:
awk -F , 'NR==1{h1=$1;h2=$2}
         END{if (h1!~"Name"||h2!~"Date"||$1!~"Count"||$2!~"total") print "Reject: " FILENAME}' infile

 

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