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Old 06-07-2013
[Solved] Help with awk

Hi All,

I have been using the below syntax in unix and it has been working fine, Later when we migrated to Linux by having folder wise pemission its not working fine. So can you let us know where the list file could be created ?

awk '/^XXX/{key=$0;print > "list";next} /^YYY/ {print key $0}'  File1 >  File2

awk: (FILENAME=/data/new/home/ FNR=1) fatal: can't redirect to `list' (Permission denied)

Thanks in advance for your assitance

Last edited by Scott; 06-07-2013 at 11:41 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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Old 06-07-2013
It means what it says: It doesn't have permission to write to that file. This is not related to the program you're running.

ls -ld foldername and ls -ld list might help explain why.
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Old 06-07-2013
Try adding "\" before ">":

awk '/^XXX/{key=$0;print \> "list";next} /^YYY/ {print key $0}' File1 > File2

---------- Post updated at 02:57 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:54 PM ----------

Please ignore my previous post, I misunderstood your question.

Last edited by juzz4fun; 06-07-2013 at 03:56 PM.. Reason: Ignore this post
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Old 06-07-2013
It cannot write the file "lists" in the current work directory.
Check file permissions!
ls -la

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Old 07-19-2013
Thanks everyone it was indeed a permission issue, I redirected the input a valid folder with permission and it worked fine.

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Mod Comment edit by bakunin: thanks for the follow-up. I set the thread to "Solved".

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