[Solved] Count amount of times of appearing of character before a word?


 
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[Solved] Count amount of times of appearing of character before a word?

Hello Is there a way to calculate how many times a particular symbol appeared in a string before a particular word.
Code:
 Desktop/Myfiles/pet/dog/puppy

So, I want to count number of occurence of"/" in this directory before the word dog lets say.
Cheers,

Bob
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echo "Desktop/Myfiles/pet/dog/puppy" | awk -F\/ '{for(i=1;i<=NF;i++){if($i~/dog/)print i-1}}'
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echo "Desktop/Myfiles/pet/dog/puppy" | awk -F"dog" '{print split($1,a,"/")-1}'

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