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I need to insert contents of variable to parameter function gensub in awk, specifically instead of regular expression's parameter. Can you help me with it?

I have:

gawk '
 BEGIN {
   a = "abc15d56ef";
   b = gensub(/.*([0-9][0-9])d([0-9][0-9]).*/, "\\2 \\1", "g", a);
   print b;
 }'

output

output:56 15

I need it to be in this form, but it doesn't work:

gawk '
 BEGIN {
   a = "abc15d56ef";
   c="/.*([0-9][0-9])d([0-9][0-9]).*/";
   b = gensub(c, "\\2 \\1", "g", a);
   print b;
 }'

output

output:56 15
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1 Answer 1

Try:

gawk '
 BEGIN {
   a = "abc15d56ef"
   c=".*([0-9][0-9])d([0-9][0-9]).*"
   b = gensub(c, "\\2 \\1", "", a)
   print b
 }'
56 15
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Thank you, it is OK –  Mike Apr 15 '13 at 5:41

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