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Old 05-06-2002
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How do you get an awk output into columns i.e.
awk (print $1,$2,$3) doesn't come out into nice columns but lots of lines of txt want something more like.

I am crap
at unix so
give me a
hand thx Rich
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Old 05-06-2002
You are really close to the actual syntax of awk...

If you read the man page for awk you will see examples at the bottom. Try '{ }' instead of braces ( ) and put the filename after the end of the }' with a space after the '

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Old 05-06-2002
To format the output, use printf instead of print. Check the awk and format man page for more assistance.
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Old 05-06-2002

Im nearly there, thx very much just trying to work out what
printf '{"%4s %4d %3s/n", $1, $2, $3}'. what exactly the %4s %4d %3s/n all stands for any more help would be greatly appreciated.

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