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Generating a CSV file from a text file

Hi Guys,

I have a simple request. I have a file in w3c format. Each file has 2 header lines. Rest of the lines are 16 columns each. They are separated by Tab. I need to discard the first 2 lines and then write each column of the txt file into a seperate column of CSV. I tried the command below but that results in all the text columns ending up in the first column in CSV. I need to write these columns into separate columns in CSV. Can somebody please help me on this

awk '{print $1,$2,$3,$4,$5,$6,$7,$8,$9,$10,$11,$12,$13,$14,$15,$19}' log_137282.esw3c_S.201406030000-2400-0 > output.csv
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Welcome to forums, try this

FNR>2 --> skip first 2 lines
$ awk 'FNR>2{ $1 = $1 }1' OFS=',' input > output

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$1 = $1 --> Recalculate the record

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