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    Awk pattern matching

    Revision as of 22:02, 11 November 2003 by imported>DrOwl

    AWK its big ... a full on ProgrammingLanguage really

    a GooD place to get more info is in the standard *nix ManCommand
    

    Examples

    to make a list of all the users and shell's that are in use on your box
     (not a verry practical example as there are non user enrtys in your passwd file but...)
    
    cat /etc/passwd | awk -F: ' {print $1 " " $7 }'
    
    Explanation
    
    -F: = use : as the separator ie use -F, for a csv file awk uses a space as standard
    print = print to StdOut
       $1 = the first varible found...
       " " = a space... well any string
       $7 = the 7th varible found
    
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