GREP Problem with Search Values

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GREP Problem with Search Values

Hello All,

I'm using the following command:

grep -F -f List.csv Data.csv > Output.csv


aa,other stuff
zz,other stuff
bb,other stuff
aa_2,other stuff
dd,other stuff
dd_2,other stuff

aa,other stuff
bb,other stuff
aa_2,other stuff
dd,other stuff
dd_2,other stuff

The issue that I'm having is that the output is returning things like aa_2 when i don't want it to. I just want aa,other stuff.
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sed 's/.*/^&,/' file1 | grep -f- file2

awk 'NR==FNR{A[$1]; next} $1 in A' file1 FS=, file2

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Thanks for the reply.

I'm creating my program in Perl, and i can't seem to get the following code to run.

awk 'NR==FNR{A[$1]; next} $1 in A' file1 FS=, file2

It looks like it doesn't like the $1

awk: NR==FNR{A[]; next}  in A
awk:           ^ syntax error
awk: fatal: invalid subscript expression

the code in my program is as follows:

qw("awk 'NR==FNR{A[$1]; next} $10 in A' $filePortfolios FS=, $fileIn > $fileTemp");

Last edited by WongSifu; 05-11-2012 at 01:41 PM.. Reason: adding orginal code
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Hi, like this the single quotes are within double quotes and therefore no longer protect $1 and $10 from expansion by the shell, you would need to escape them...

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