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Analyze awk fields

Terminal - Analyze awk fields
tr " " "\n" | nl
2009-08-13 14:36:18
User: dendoes
Functions: tr
1
Analyze awk fields

translate and number lines is simpler and you use tr to choose your delimiter (eg for csv files)

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Terminal - Alternatives
awk '{print NR": "$0; for(i=1;i<=NF;++i)print "\t"i": "$i}'
2009-07-23 06:25:31
User: recursiverse
Functions: awk
Tags: awk
16

Breaks down and numbers each line and it's fields. This is really useful when you are going to parse something with awk but aren't sure exactly where to start.

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What others think

...although this only gives the right numbers for the first line of the input. Maybe then for any text file you may want:

head -n 1 filename | tr " " "\n" | nl
Comment by bwoodacre 259 weeks and 1 day ago

I always use:

fmt -1

as an easy to type alternative to:

tr " " "\n"

(it doesn't work for arbitrary delimiters, but I find it handy for splitting on whitespace)

Comment by ger 257 weeks and 6 days ago

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