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So how to print lines if field number 2 and 3 repeated in another line.

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  • Will those be adjacent lines, or scattered all over the place? – RudiC Aug 23 '18 at 16:24

Quick'n'dirty method (requiring two passes over the file, the first to count occurrences of $2,$3, and the second to print whenever the field combination is non-unique):

$ awk -F, 'NR==FNR{a[$2 FS $3]++; next} a[$2 FS $3] > 1' file file
  • the only bad thing it's not showing the duplicate lines under together on big file. but it's did the job ! can i sort based on second and third field to appear under together? – αԋɱҽԃ αмєяιcαη Aug 23 '18 at 15:41
  • I've done it by adding sort -t, -k2 . thanks a lot. – αԋɱҽԃ αмєяιcαη Aug 23 '18 at 15:43

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