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Old 08-26-2001
Question "Default" Record Lengths

Hello -

QUESTION:
Is there a way to override the default record length limitation over awk in Unix?
Or, is there a better way to do what I am trying to do than the way I am trying to do it now? (See BACKGROUND and CURRENT PROCEDURE below...)

BACKGROUND:
In a Kornshell script, I have to search a file using variable criteria and produce a range of records from within the original input file. I am piping the file from Unix Kornshell commands to an awk procedure. I basically want to extract a range of records out of the original file, based on input criteria.

PROBLEM:
Awk is relaying to me that the record is too long to process.

CURRENT PROCEDURE:
To overcome the length problem, I am "cut"-ting the records as I pipe them to the awk procedure, and that is working OK - - I do get the expected output from the procedure.
But then I have to use a Unix "grep" with the output of the awk procedure against the original file to put the selected records from the file 'back together' with the original. Consequently, the "grep" is taking too long (it is an interactive script).
Is there a better way to do this?
- -
FYI:
The original records are a bit over 7000 bytes in length.
The "cut" records passed to and output from awk are 50 bytes.
- -
Thanks,
Jim
 

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IGAWK(1)							 Utility Commands							  IGAWK(1)

NAME
igawk - gawk with include files SYNOPSIS
igawk [ all gawk options ] -f program-file [ -- ] file ... igawk [ all gawk options ] [ -- ] program-text file ... DESCRIPTION
Igawk is a simple shell script that adds the ability to have ``include files'' to gawk(1). AWK programs for igawk are the same as for gawk, except that, in addition, you may have lines like @include getopt.awk in your program to include the file getopt.awk from either the current directory or one of the other directories in the search path. OPTIONS
See gawk(1) for a full description of the AWK language and the options that gawk supports. EXAMPLES
cat << EOF > test.awk @include getopt.awk BEGIN { while (getopt(ARGC, ARGV, "am:q") != -1) ... } EOF igawk -f test.awk SEE ALSO
gawk(1) Effective AWK Programming, Edition 1.0, published by the Free Software Foundation, 1995. AUTHOR
Arnold Robbins (arnold@skeeve.com). Free Software Foundation Nov 3 1999 IGAWK(1)

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