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ps -eo user,pcpu,pmem | tail -n +2 | awk '{num[$1]++; cpu[$1] += $2; mem[$1] += $3} END{printf("NPROC\tUSER\tCPU\tMEM\n"); for (user in cpu) printf("%d\t%s\t%.2f\t%.2f\n",num[user], user, cpu[user], mem[user]) }'
2009-10-29 12:49:01
User: georgz
Functions: awk ps tail

The original version gives an error, here is the correct output

TIMEUNIT=$(awk '/timescale/{print NR}' a)
TIMEUNIT=$( cat a | grep -n "timescale" | awk -F ":" '{ print $1 } ' )
awk 'BEGIN {for(i=1;i<=100;i++)sum+=i}; END {print sum}' /dev/null
2009-10-26 18:24:57
User: dennisw
Functions: awk
Tags: awk

Calculating series with awk only, no need for seq: add numbers from 1 to 100


1+3+...+(2n-1) = n^2

awk 'BEGIN {for(i=1;i<=19;i+=2)sum+=i}; END {print sum}' /dev/null # displays 100

1/2 + 1/4 + ... = 1

awk 'BEGIN {for(i=1;i<=10;i++)sum+=1/(2**i)}; END {print sum}' /dev/null # displays 0.999023
calc(){ awk "BEGIN{ print $* }" ;}
2009-10-23 06:03:07
User: twfcc
Functions: awk

simple function , floating point number is supported.

awk 'BEGIN{dir=DIR?DIR:ENVIRON["PWD"];l=split(dir,parts,"/");last="";for(i=1;i<l+1;i++){d=last"/"parts[i];gsub("//","/",d);system("ls -ld \""d"\"");last=d}}'
2009-10-22 16:28:07
User: arcege
Functions: awk

Handled all within awk. Takes the value from $PWD and constructs directory structures and runs commands against them. The gsub() call is not necessary, but added for better visibility.

If a variable DIR is given on the awk command-line, then that directory is used instead:

awk -vDIR=$HOME/.ssh 'BEGIN{dir=DIR?...}'
awk 'FNR==5' <file>
2009-10-20 22:52:41
User: dennisw
Functions: awk

Just one character longer than the sed version ('FNR==5' versus -n 5p). On my system, without using "exit" or "q", the awk version is over four times faster on a ~900K file using the following timing comparison:

testfile="testfile"; for cmd in "awk 'FNR==20'" "sed -n '20p'"; do echo; echo $cmd; eval "$cmd $testfile"; for i in {1..3}; do time for j in {1..100}; do eval "$cmd $testfile" >/dev/null; done; done; done

Adding "exit" or "q" made the difference between awk and sed negligible and produced a four-fold improvement over the awk timing without the "exit".

For long files, an exit can speed things up:

awk 'FNR==5{print;exit}' <file>
awk '{if (NR == 3) print}' <file>
2009-10-19 15:58:09
User: yooreck
Functions: awk

I don't know if it's better but works fine :)

for i in $(netstat --inet -n|grep ESTA|awk '{print $5}'|cut -d: -f1);do geoiplookup $i;done
2009-10-18 20:41:47
Functions: awk cut grep netstat

Sample command to obtain a list of geographic localization for established connections, extracted from netstat. Need geoiplookup command ( part of geoip package under CentOS)

for file in *.iso; do mkdir `basename $file | awk -F. '{print $1}'`; sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop $file `basename $file | awk -F. '{print $1}'`; done
HDD=$(df | awk ' NR>3 (S=$5) (M=$6) { if (S>90) print "Your Systems "M" is """S" Full" } ') ; [[ $HDD ]] && echo "$HDD" | mail -s "Hard-Drives Full" TO@EMAIL.com -- -f FROM@EMAIL.com >/dev/null
seq 4|xargs -n1 -i bash -c "echo -n 164.85.216.{} - ; nslookup 164.85.216.{} |grep name"|tr -s ' ' ' '|awk '{print $1" - "$5}'|sed 's/.$//'
URL=[target.URL]; curl -q -d "url=$URL" http://untr.im/api/ajax/api | awk -F 'href="' '{print $3}' | awk -F '" rel="' '{print $1}'
find . -type d -print | sed -e 's;[^/]*/;..........;g'|awk '{print $0"-("NR-1")"}'
awk '{print length, $0;}' | sort -nr
awk '{print(substr($0,1,5))}' file
2009-10-05 18:58:49
Functions: awk

Consider this file :




with awk

hello to


I can use awk substring to laminate words :







Similar to http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2000/laminate-files-line-by-line

egrep 'Failed password for invalid' /var/log/secure | awk '{print $13}' | uniq
2009-10-04 18:08:13
Functions: awk egrep

Work for me on CentOS, grep and print ip addresses of ssh bruteforce attempts

dmidecode | awk '/VMware Virtual Platform/ {print $3,$4,$5}'
2009-09-25 14:46:35
User: SuperFly
Functions: awk

If you run this command on a VMWare Virtual Machine, it will return the string "VMware Virtual Platform". If you run it on a physical machine, it will return nothing. Useful for having a script determine if it's running on a VM or not. Of course, you must have dmidecode installed for this to work.

Try it this way in a script: ISVM=$(dmidecode | awk '/VMware Virtual Platform/ {print $3,$4,$5}')

Then test if $ISVM has text in it, or is blank.

find [path] [expression] -exec du -ab {} \; | awk '{total+=$0}END{print total}'
mplayer -vo dummy -ao dummy -identify * 2>&1 | grep ID_LENGTH | sed 's/.*=\([0-9]*\)/\1/' | xargs echo | sed 's/ /+/g' | bc | awk 'S=$1; {printf "%dh:%dm:%ds\n",S/(60*60),S%(60*60)/60,S%60}'
2009-09-24 10:33:19
User: Strawp
Functions: awk bc echo grep sed xargs

You're behind on your TV catch-up, but how far behind? This command tries to open mplayer against all files in the current dir. If it's a video file it will contain ID_LENGTH, which is summed and output in hours, minutes and seconds.

Someone better at awk could probably reduce this down a lot.

(echo "set terminal png;plot '-' u 1:2 t 'cpu' w linespoints;"; sudo vmstat 2 10 | awk 'NR > 2 {print NR, $13}') | gnuplot > plot.png
awk '{$1=""; print}'
vmstat 2 10 | awk 'NR > 2 {print NR, $13}' | gnuplot -e "set terminal png;set output 'v.png';plot '-' u 1:2 t 'cpu' w linespoints;"
$ awk '{printf "select * from table where id = %c%s%c;\n",39,$1,39; }' inputfile.txt
2009-09-21 14:08:04
User: alvinx
Functions: awk

inputfile.txt is a space-separated textfile, 1st column contains the items (id) I want to put into my SQL statement.

39 = charactercode for single tick '

1 = first column

If inputfile.txt is a CSV-file separated by "," use FS= to define your own field-separator:

awk 'BEGIN {FS=","; }{printf "select * from table where id = %c%s%c;\n",39,$1,39; }' inputfile.txt
netstat -an | awk '$1 ~ /[Tt][Cc][Pp]/ && $NF ~ /ESTABLISHED/{i++}END{print "Connected:\t", i}'