awk - pattern-directed scanning and processing language

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Pattern matching inside awk

I intend to modify the output of ls -la to display the output of file command. The below command works well for the purpose find /opt -type f | xargs ls -let | awk 'BEGIN { OFS="\t" } { sprintf("file ...
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Merge 2 files based on all values of the first column of the first file

I need to merge below 2 files: file1: TABLES REF-IO HEAD-IO DIFF-IO test 200 500 -300 exam 2 3 -1 final 2 1 1 mail 4 2 2 TOTAL 208 506 -298 ...
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How to select, copy and paste some columns from different files and create one file from them?

I want to create and organize data in a file from a number of files by selecting parts of the columns of the given files. I have more than 10 file to copy the second, third and forth columns of each ...
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How to get index values for multiple matches in the same line in awk?

I know the following expression: echo "bob alice robert alice" | awk '{print index($0,"alice")}' 5 Will output the index of the first alice match, is there any way to get the index of all matches?, ...
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Merge csv files with conditions

I have 2 CSV files for each date (csv_2014_4_15 and csv_2014_4_16) , with basic structure and couple of unique columns as below. id,name,created_at,updated_at,other columns 12, joe, 2013-1-1 18:30, ...
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awk remove the rows based on another column value

I have a file like below which I have sorted based on the username field. UserID score UserName 1234 200 Jack 5678 150 Jill 8543 200 Jill 5678 100 John I am trying to remove ...
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Print alternating lines with conditional

Still struggling with messy logfiles. What I want is to find lines that first matching string X and then string Y. I then want to print them together. The problem is that, sometimes there is X, but no ...
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Add thousands separator in a number

In python re.sub(r"(?<=.)(?=(?:...)+$)", ",", stroke ) To split a number by triplets, e.g.: echo 123456789 | python -c 'import sys;import re; print re.sub(r"(?<=.)(?=(?:...)+$)", ",", ...
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Usage of awk to search for string that contains characters

I am facing an issue of searching through lines of text in a text file. Currently, I am using this command check=`awk -F : -v "title=$title" 'tolower($1) ~ tolower(title)' test.txt` It works fine ...
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how to break a line after matching a certain character using shell command?

File1: John Daniel Hommes Cameron;Emily Terry Mussy Barbara Mimi Papu;David Swiss Jen Hans Peter Iril;Kelvin Lilly Gucci Kate Nik;Forum Bill June;Jill and Jack Output file: John Daniel Hommes ...
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How to count the number of words of each sentences in a file using shell command?

I have text files like this: Mr.P.K.Baneerjee has visited the site today at 4.30pm The permit tag has been set in the ds busbar Opearation has been performed in presence of control engineer Opeation ...
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Output a particular character if the same column consists of a few defined characters with AWK

Let say I have a text file as below: G W G A A T G A A T R A T A R A G - G A And I already know that if the same column consist of "A", "G" and "T", I would like to output a "D". For column 2, ...
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How to use shell to derive an IPv6 address from a MAC address?

We know that we can use the MAC address to create an interface identifier, e.g. for a link-local IPv6 address which should be unique in the Network. The image shows the way to do this: My ...
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How to extract 1st, 3rd, 5th of group of three lines by sed or awk?

Say I have a file: Line1 Line2 Line3 Line4 Line5 Line6 Line7 Line8 Line9 Line10 Line11 Line12 … I want to get: Line1 Line2 Line3 Line7 Line8 Line9 Line13 Line14 Line15 It means that I want ...
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Case matching pattern replacement with sed

I have a source code spread across several files. It has a pattern abcdef which I need to replace with pqrstuvxyz. The pattern could be Abcdef (Sentence Case) then it needs to be replaced with ...
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What does vRS=“\n20” mean on the gawk command line?

Can any one please explain the below command: gawk -vRS="\n20" '/Job-157625/' log.1 We are using this command to get the log for the job. I know gawk is used to find/scan a pattern but I want to ...
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Grep multiple patterns and print a different number of lines below each of the patterns?

I am trying to find a way to grep/awk multiple patterns and then print a certain number of lines below the first pattern and a certain number of lines below the second pattern. For example .... ...
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How to search for columns that contain specific values

I have a large tab-delimited text file (~40000 columns x ~20000 rows) that I am trying to search through. Each column in the file has a unique identifier in row 1. I have a separate list of a subset ...
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GREP / SED or AWK: Print entire paragraph in a file on pattern match [duplicate]

I have a file with hundreds of paragraphs of around 15 lines each. I need to search for a pattern, say Occurance: 1. If this pattern is found in the para, I need to print the entire paragraph. Note ...
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How to read and do a min/max/avg from a NMEA stream

I have a weather station attached to my device spitting NMEA 0183 on /tty/USB0 I have alreeady sorted out how to parse the data and echo what I want in a script. What I need to do now is write the ...
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Pick columns from a variable length csv file

I have two CSV files, which share a column that is unique to each row in each file, like an ID. The files don't have a header. The file_2 has variable length columns e.g. 1,2,3 4,5,6,7,8 I joined ...
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Remove entire row in a file if first column is repeated

I have a file containing two columns and 10 million rows. The first column contains many repeated values, but there is a distinct value in column 2. I want to remove the repeated rows and want to keep ...
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Merging columns from two separate files

How to create a new file merging selective columns from two separate files using awk? Without messing up the elements orders of BOTH files. Exemple: File 3 may contain column 1,2,3 from File 1 and ...
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How to copy rows of different files and paste column-wise?

I want to create a new file by copying rows of each file and pasting columnwise according to their file name orders. Here is the sample input and required output files below. file1.txt 1234 5678 ...
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Replace values in column that contain numbers

I have a file that looks as so: chrom start stop strand isoform mu_codon mut_codon2 more_info chr22 43089055 43089055 - NM_017436 C 300 903delC chr22 43089715 43089717 ...
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How to compare two dates without using Stat?

I'm trying to compare the last date modified of a file to today's date. If the modification date is before today's date then my script will do one thing, if the date matches todays date i need it to ...
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Python output in XML format

I have a python script which compare IP list with IP Database and gives output of matching criteria. (I got the script from this forum). convert.py #!/usr/bin/python import socket,struct ...
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merge 2 rows based on the same column values

I have a file like below. 47196436 47723284 name1 1.77273 42672249 52856963 name2 1.06061 52856963 430695 name2 1.16667 55094959 380983 name3 1.55613 17926380 55584836 name4 1.02461 3213456 34211 ...
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How to sort/reformat text information in a file?

I have a file (called customers) with information that needs to be sorted; example: qweasd,asdqwd@asd.org,256.62394383 qweasdczasd,asdghjghqwd@assssd.org,256.62394383 ...
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parsing a huge file with awk and extracting a subset

I have a huge file which looks like this chr10 98072 1 chr10 98073 1 chr10 98074 1 chr10 98075 2 chr10 98076 2 chr10 98077 3 chr10 98078 5 chr10 98079 5 chr11 98080 ...
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Remove characters in a specific column before a specific character

I have a file that looks like so: chr22 43089055 43089055 - NM_017436 C 300 903delC chr22 43089715-43089717 43089715-43089717 - NM_017436 CTT 79 I want to remove all the ...
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Bash to match two variables for time difference

I have a bash command which gives me following result (Fetch user account details from the mysql using command select creationdate from users; Name Account Creation Date Mobile User1 ...
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kill processes in one line with kill, awk, ps, and grep

I have a few processes that spring up and I am able to print a line of the pgid's that I would like to enter into a kill command. here is what I have: sudo ps o pgid,args | grep mininet: | sudo awk ...
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Put big data of heterogenous byte offset into arrays by AWK

Assume the data consists of byte offset which is not fixed i.e. the distance of two subsequent file headers varies. The point of this thread is to go through each size of events separately in arrays. ...
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Convert IP Address to Coordinates using database

I have a file which contains IP and I wanted to compare it to Coordinates using a local database (instead of API). I tried following a process and break down to pieces and created scripts referring ...
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Extracting trace information using gawk

I am new to awk programming and am using gawk to extract trace information from a mrt file in order to use it further for analysis. I have successfully been able to extract trace information from a ...
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How to extract particular fields from lines using shell commands?

File1: 27/07/2014 10.10.03 Breaker1 was closed by Mr. A.Basu Spectrum ui6dms 29/07/2014 04.50.53 Breaker1 was opened by Mr. D.Gupta Spectrum ui6dms and one note added 30/08/2014 03.20.01 EarthSwitch ...
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How to exclude lines that don't include a string from the output of an awk script?

Completely new to scripting in general, and have been working on a script to go through our logs which contain entries for a variety of different things. What I'm interested in, is the entries that ...
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How to count the frequency of a word >20

Using exclusively AWK, I need to count the occurrence of a word only when greater than 20 characters. I've already found the way to count the frequency of a word, but I have some problems in setting ...
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awk Command Loop

awk '{print $1 ,": " $3}' Src.txt | column -t awk '{for(x=2;$x;++x) print $1, $x "\n"}' Src.txt | column -t These commands are working but formatting is not proper either I can only print column ...
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awk and newlines in the input data

I want to find files in a directory and identify by their mimetype, not by the extension of the files. I'am using this command to determine the mime type: % find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I{} ...
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Impute data by majority value per group

I have instruments in col1, their variables in col2 and calls in col3. In this example, there are 17 INS and 3 M types. Potentially there will be 17 x 3 rows. But some are missing. INS1 M1 AA ...
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Make awk and get columns

I have next issue: Look at the structure information: 0 PATRAC_1 False Normal Normal 3 Not configure We have seven columns, seven values, so, I need to get that values using awk, at ...
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Extract values from block of data

I have the below block of data. Heap after GC invocations=31 (full 3): par new generation total 131008K, used 0K [0x00000000eac00000, 0x00000000f2c00000, 0x00000000f2c00000) eden space ...
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Compare 2 Files if it falls between a range of numbers

I have 2 files, File 1: 4 7 2 File 2: 1 5 Alpha 6 10 Bravo 11 15 Charlie 16 21 Delta 22 30 Echo I want to compare every entry in file 1 if it lies between col 1 and col 2 of file 2 (should be ...
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Another awk(ward) question - mapping substrings with multi-keys

I have two files that look like this: mapping.txt: 100178 L08/2015 100180 L08/2015 103822 J03/2012 103823 A06/2012 103823 J02/2012 103823 J03/2012 ... input.txt: 100180011|225| ...
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Single record of a file getting splitted over multiple lines

We are using flat text files to store in teradata table after transformations from Informatica. The file contains 14 fields (~ separated). But as the records are getting scattered over multiple lines ...
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Removing duplicates every X number of lines

Is it possible to remove only the AWD015F11 duplicate using Awk? I have a large file with one column. This happens every 24 rows. I have tried counting the rows in search for a pattern that I could ...
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awk or sed to lowercase/uppercase only one character in string?

Is there a way how to uppercase/lowercase only one character in some string? Input Example: syslog_apr_24_30 syslog_mar_01_17 Desired output: syslog_Apr_24_30 syslog_Mar_01_17 Note please the ...
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How to add column in the beginning of file using perl?

I want a Perl one-liner that checks whether the first fields of an input file is the file's name and, if it isn't, adds the file name as the first column on every line. Example written in shell : ...