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Old 11-30-2013
Applying awk

I have a file that is formatted like this:
aaaa  11111
bbbb  2222
cccc   3333
dddd  4444
eeee  5555
ffff     6666

trying to get the file to look like this:
aaaa  aaaa 1111
aaaa bbbb 2222
aaaa cccc 3333
dddd dddd 4444
dddd eeee 5555
dddd ffff 6666

so want the 1st word to become a column but only between the = signs. Have this awk line but can't figure out how to make it work for each group between the = signs.
awk 'NR==1 {T=$1} {print T, $0}' file

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Old 11-30-2013
We have helped you find solutions to 17 other problems you have posted on these forums, but you don't seem to be picking up how to adapt the code we've shown you to work for very similar problems.

In addition to showing us the input you have and the output you want, try writing an algorithm in English that describes how to convert the input you have into the output you want. Then see if you can implement that algorithm with a shell script or an awk script.

It is OK if you can't complete the code, but you should be able to describe the steps that need to be taken. If you have a good description of the steps that need to be taken, it is much easier to write a program to do what needs to be done.

We want to help you learn how to program; not act as a free programming house to write your software for you.
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Old 11-30-2013
@ Don I was about to post answer, you are right let him learn, will see what he tried so far.


for input given in post #1

$ awk '/^\=/{print ; x = getline != 0 ? $1 : NULL }x{ print x, $0 }' file
aaaa aaaa  11111
aaaa bbbb  2222
aaaa cccc  3333
dddd dddd  4444
dddd eeee  5555
dddd ffff  6666

Next time I am not going to answer,till you show your effort towards it..this is the best opportunity to learn, so take advantage of it. don't just copy paste.. I hope you followed what Don said.

Last edited by Akshay Hegde; 11-30-2013 at 03:03 AM..
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