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Old 10-11-2011
text manipulation help

Hello again unix.com

How can I extract from a large file in format:

steve@aol.com steve hawkins Location of this member is bla bla bla
sun@hotmail.com Sun Ying This member is using browser bla bla bla

to another text in format:

steve@aol.com steve hawkins
sun@hotmail.com sun ying

Thanks.
# 2  
Old 10-11-2011
Code:
$ nawk '/^steve|^sun/ {print $1,$2,$3}' infile

# 3  
Old 10-11-2011
The file contains other email addresses and names. I just want to extract the first 3 elements from the file:

<email address> <first name> <last name>
# 4  
Old 10-14-2011
Code:
awk '{print $1 , $2 ,$3 }' < infile


Last edited by vbe; 10-14-2011 at 11:57 AM..
# 5  
Old 10-14-2011
one more ..
Code:
$ cut -d' ' -f1-3 < infile

# 6  
Old 10-14-2011
Or with Perl:

Code:
perl -plane '$_="@F[0..2]"' your_file

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