Converting HP-UX awk to Solaris


 
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Converting HP-UX awk to Solaris

Hi,

I am using awk in HP-UX to enter an encrypted entry of the password into /etc/passwd with success, this is the command I am using and it is working great.

Code:
cat /tmp/passwd.gal.before|awk -F: -v gal_passwd="encrypted_password" '{OFS=":" ; print $1,gal_passwd,$3,$4,$5,$6,$7}' > /tmp/passwd.gal.after

entry before awk:
Code:
gal:!:235900:20:gal:/usr/local/gal:/bin/ksh

entry after awk:
Code:
gal:Sz/lxxL5gA/MZo:235900:20:gal:/usr/local/gal:/bin/ksh



However, For solaris I am not able to use the same command, i've seen that in Solaris the awk command is diffrent (alot of complaints about it)

Can someone please explain how to modify it for Solaris?
the password is stored on /etc/shadow but that doesnt matter for now

Regards, Gal
# 2  
Try using "nawk" on Solaris:
Code:
cat /tmp/passwd.gal.before|nawk -F: -v gal_passwd="encrypted_password" '{OFS=":" ; print $1,gal_passwd,$3,$4,$5,$6,$7}' > /tmp/passwd.gal.after

# 3  
There should be a posix compliant version in /usr/xpg4/bin/awk or check for gawk on the system.

Regards

Dave
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/usr/xph4/bin/awk is working fine!! thanks!
 

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