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# 1  
This awk should work, shouldn't it?

Heyas

Trying to parse a tempfile, but somehow i mess up.
To my understand, this should work...

Plain:
Code:
tail -n1 out.tmp
  1 81.5M    1 1066k    0     0   359k      0  0:03:52  0:00:02  0:03:50  359k

I want to get the 81.5M, so i'd assume it'll be $2 for awk....
Code:
tail -n1 out.tmp | awk '{print $2}'
0

Hmm it wants not?
Code:
var=$(tail -n1 out.tmp) ;echo "$var"
  1 81.5M    1 1066k    0     0   359k      0  0:03:52  0:00:02  0:03:50  359k

echo "$var" | awk '{print $2}'
0

Most confusing to me:
Code:
echo "$var" | IFS=" " awk '{print $1,$2,$3,$4,$5,$6,$7,$8}'
 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Any ideas please?

OS: 4.1.6-1-ARCH
GNU Awk 4.1.3, API: 1.1 (GNU MPFR 3.1.3-p4, GNU MP 6.0.0)
GNU bash, Version 4.3.42(1)-release (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)

Thank you
# 2  
Hello sea,

Could you please try following.
Code:
awk 'END{print $2}' Input_file

No need to use tail and echo and then save it to a variable then. awk is capable to read files.Also I don't think there is a need of mentioning IFS there too as we know awk has FS OR -F option to set field separator but if we are NOT setting it, it will set field separator to space only.
Anyways thinking for your problem more as it worked for me by your way too, will let you know if get something.


Thanks,
R. Singh

Last edited by RavinderSingh13; 09-28-2015 at 08:29 AM..
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# 3  
Hello Ravinder

Yeah, the saving to the variable was mainly for testing purposes.

Code:
awk 'END{print $2}' out.tmp 
0

Sadly, no change.
Thank you
# 4  
Hello sea,

Could you please try as follows.
Code:
awk '{for(i=1;i<=NF;i++){print i FS $i}}' Input_file

We can check by above command what's happening here, also if possible then show us sample input. Also considering there are no carriage characters in your Input_file too Smilie.

Thanks,
R. Singh
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# 5  
Try this:
Code:
awk '{$1=$1}END{print $2}' out.tmp

# 6  
No change, still just a zero.

Even tried with:
Code:
awk -v IFS=" "  '{$1=$1}END{print $2}' out.tmp

As well, just a 0.

Might it be a curl issue?
Code:
0 tui # curl https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.2.1.tar.xz -o out.tar.xz 2&>out.tmp 
^C
130 tui # cat out.tmp 
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  5 81.5M    5 4749k    0     0  1047k      0  0:01:19  0:00:04  0:01:15 1047k

0 tui # awk -v IFS=" "  '{$1=$1}END{print $2}' out.tmp
0

Thank you

---------- Post updated at 14:02 ---------- Previous update was at 13:54 ----------

Overseen yours Ravinder, sorry, looks promising.. somehow Smilie
Code:
awk '{for(i=1;i<=NF;i++){print i FS $i}}' out.tmp 
1 %
2 Total
3 %
4 Received
5 %
6 Xferd
7 Average
8 Speed
9 Time
10 Time
11 Time
12 Current
1 Dload
2 Upload
3 Total
4 Spent
5 Left
6 Speed
1 
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 --:--:--
11 --:--:--
12 --:--:--
13 0
14 0
15 0
16 0
17 0
18 0
19 0
20 0
21 0
22 --:--:--
23 --:--:--
24 --:--:--
25 0
26 0
27 81.5M
28 0
29 20024
30 0
31 0
32 14343
33 0
34 1:39:22
35 0:00:01
36 1:39:21
37 14343
38 0
39 81.5M
40 0
41 146k
42 0
43 0
44 64145
45 0
46 0:22:13
47 0:00:02
48 0:22:11
49 64133
50 0
51 81.5M
52 0
53 442k
54 0
55 0
56 134k
57 0
58 0:10:22
59 0:00:03
60 0:10:19
61 134k

# 7  
Quote:
Originally Posted by sea
No change, still just a zero.

Even tried with:
Code:
awk -v IFS=" "  '{$1=$1}END{print $2}' out.tmp

As well, just a 0.

Might it be a curl issue?
Code:
0 tui # curl https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.2.1.tar.xz -o out.tar.xz 2&>out.tmp 
^C
130 tui # cat out.tmp 
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  5 81.5M    5 4749k    0     0  1047k      0  0:01:19  0:00:04  0:01:15 1047k

0 tui # awk -v IFS=" "  '{$1=$1}END{print $2}' out.tmp
0

Thank you
I think you are confused, if you are using IFS for setting field separator, then there will be no effect use FS instead or -F command line argument
 

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