I have test case which contains string message in double quotes and I want to strip off data in double quotes. I used awk command to strip off comment section data but it doesn't work

awk '/^"/ { print }' full-case

sample input:

case('pr_ua_sfochi', "Response:answer(amount(2370.09,usd)", price).

Expected output:


Please advice.

awk '{gsub(/".*",/,"");print}' file.txt is working for above case but failed for following case.Here 2nd argument is in double quotes.

Actual case:


answer(amount(2370.09,usd),[[01AUG06SFO UA CHI Q9.30 1085.58FUA2SFS UA SFO Q9.30 1085.58FUA2SFS NUC2189.76END ROE1.0 XT USD 180.33 ZPSFOCHI                                                           164.23US6.60ZP5.00AY XF4.50SFO4.5]],amount(2189.76,usd),amount(2189.76,usd),amount(180.33,usd),[[fua2sfs,fua2sfs]],amount(6.6,usd),amount(                                                          4.5,usd),amount(0.0,usd),amount(18.6,usd),lasttktdate([20061002]),lastdateafterres(200712282]),[[fic_ticketinfo(fare(fua2sfs),fic([]),nvb([                                                          ]),nva([]),tktiss([]),penalty([]),tktendorsement([]),tourinfo([]),infomsgs([])),fic_ticketinfo(fare(fua2sfs),fic([]),nvb([]),nva([]),tktiss                                                          ([]),penalty([]),tktendorsement([]),tourinfo([]),infomsgs([]))]],<>,<>,cat35(cat35info([])))
02/20/2006 17:05:10 Transaction 35 served by static.static.server1 (usclsefat002:7551) running E*Fare version $Name: build-2006-02-19-1900                                                           $",

segment(1,sfo,chi,'ua','<>','100',20140901,0800,f,20140901,2100,'737',res(20140628,1316),hk,pf2(n,[],[],n),<>,flags(no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no                                                          ,no)),

segment(2,chi,sfo,'ua','<>','101',20140906,1000,f,20140906,1400,'737',res(20140628,1316),hk,pf2(n,[],[],n),<>,flags(no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no                                                          ,no))
  • is the quoted string always in the second field? – cas Jun 23 '16 at 2:01
  • No.It may vary commented section. – Ayyappa Boligala Jun 23 '16 at 8:08
  • 1
    Apparently the string can contain an arbitrary number of newlines, a fact you did not consider important enought to mention right away... – Michael Vehrs Jun 23 '16 at 8:51
  • Also, what about trapparm("trap:ffil")? Strip or keep? – Michael Vehrs Jun 23 '16 at 13:56
  • We need to keep that. – Ayyappa Boligala Jun 23 '16 at 14:25

You can accomplish this with awk

awk '{sub(/".*",/,"");print}' filename
  • I think he is looking to remove text within quotes, including quotes and a comma following the quotes – Sundeep Jun 22 '16 at 13:45
  • Updated to also remove the trailing comma. – Zachary Brady Jun 22 '16 at 13:48
  • You use gsub, which implies you expect several double quoted strings. But then your regex is too greedy. – Michael Vehrs Jun 22 '16 at 14:25
  • I updated the answer and sub'd gsub for sub. Thank you for pointing that out. I'm just used to using gsub all the time (a bad habit of mine) – Zachary Brady Jun 22 '16 at 14:39

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