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awk using multiple field separators

Terminal - awk using multiple field separators
awk -F "=| "
2009-03-02 21:09:51
User: Bender
Functions: awk cat file
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awk using multiple field separators

You can use multiple field separators by separating them with | (=or).

This may be helpful when you want to split a string by two separators for example.

#echo "one=two three" | awk -F "=| " {'print $1, $3'}

one three

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
cat /dev/clipboard; $(somecommand) > /dev/clipboard
2009-07-10 18:48:21
User: sud0er
Functions: cat
Tags: windows cygwin
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I spent a bunch of time yesterday looking for the xsel package in Cygwin- turns out you can use the /dev/clipboard device to do the same thing.

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What others think

This is a useful one, thanks.

The alternative command is unrelated, but decent too.

Comment by zlemini 264 weeks and 5 days ago

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