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List 2nd column entry from a command

How can i retrieve 2nd column only from output of "ls - l " as my output.

pls help
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Originally Posted by upvan111
How can i retrieve 2nd column only from output of "ls - l " as my output.
Code:
ls -l | awk '{ print $2}'

# 3  
Try this:
Code:
cat <filename> | awk '{print $2}' for column 2
cat <filename> | awk '{print $1}' for column 1


Last edited by vbe; 09-18-2012 at 10:03 AM..
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Originally Posted by lovelinux
cat <filename> | awk '{print $2}' for column 2
cat <filename> | awk '{print $1}' for column 1
That is Useless use of cat

You can directly do like this
Code:
awk '{ print $1}' file

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Bug

I agree with you Pamu.
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Code:
 
ls -l | while read a b c; do echo $b ; done


Last edited by rdrtx1; 09-18-2012 at 02:18 PM..
 

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