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Old 06-08-2011
Network Sorting problem

1) I need to reverse sort the text from lit.csv (bellow) by the second column, then save the last five lines in a text file text.txt but I'm doing something wrong so any help would be much appreciated.

I've been trying to use this:
sort --field-separator=; -b -k2g,2 lit.csv -o text.txt

2) Using the same file (lit.csv) I have to save first names from column one for those magazines released in 2006 (column 1) which don't have "No." part in the column four, to a text file author.txt

I don't even know where to begin with this one.

Agarwal R., Prasad J. (1998);A Conceptual and Operational Definition of Personal Innovativeness in the Domain of Information Technology;Information Systems Research;Vol. 9, No. $
Ajzen I. (1999);The Theory of Planned Behavior;Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes;Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 179-211
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# 2  
Old 06-08-2011
I bet your problem is the unquoted ;. The shell will take that as a separator and break it into two commands: 'sort --field-separator=' and '-b -k2g,2'

I think all you need for -k is -k 2,3.

The last 5 lines can easily be done with tail.

sort --field-separator=';' -k 2,3 < input | tail -n 5 > output

Also, I think -t is more portable than --field-separator. The long-style option would be in GNU sort only.
# 3  
Old 06-08-2011
as for the second point:
nawk -F';' '$4!~"No." {n=split($1,f1, "[,()]"); if (f1[n-1] != "2006") next;for(i=1;i<n-1;i++) {match(f1[i], "[A-Za-z][A-Za-z]*");print substr(f1[i],RSTART, RLENGTH)}}' lit.csv

# 4  
Old 06-08-2011
Does your sort work as you want?

You can grep to filter and then cut:
grep -v '^[^;]*(2006);[^;]*;[^,]* No\.' yourfile | cut -d ';' -f 1 |cut -d '(' -f 1

but for fields and subfields, awk/nawk seems like a good candidate. Also, do you want the multiple authors on separate lines? I am a sed guy, not awk, and it can do all of this, even though it is not field oriented:
sed '
  /^[^;]* (2006;/!d
  /^[^;]*;[^;]*;.* No\. /d
  s/ (.*//
  s/,/ \
 ' yourfile | sort -u

# 5  
Old 06-09-2011
Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
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