What the command to find out the record length of a fixed length file?

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Old 12-04-2008
echo '<EmailAddress>abc@gmail.com</EmailAddress>' | nawk -F'(<)|(>)' '{print length($3)}'

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Old 12-04-2008
Originally Posted by vgersh99
echo '<EmailAddress>abc@gmail.com</EmailAddress>' | nawk -F'(<)|(>)' '{print length($3)}'

Thanks for your reply ... but if have to get it from a xml file then how can we get that

means if this tag is there in a xml file and we have to find the length of value/data which is in between tags ....then how can we get the length for the value/data which is between tags from a xml file

sorry for asking and sorry for bothering
# 10  
Old 12-04-2008
once again - YMMV:
nawk -F'(<)|(>)' '{print length($3)}' myFile.xml

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