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Exclude multiple columns using AWK

Terminal - Exclude multiple columns using AWK
awk '{$1=$3=""}1' file
2011-10-25 22:15:06
User: zlemini
Functions: awk
Exclude multiple columns using AWK

Print all columns except the 1st and 3rd.


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Terminal - Alternatives
awk '{ $1="";print}'

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"1" at the end is for printing, but what is that mean, in long?

How does it correspond to:

awk '{$1=$3="";print}' file
Comment by alperyilmaz 247 weeks and 3 days ago

Awk views "1" as true and so performs its default action which is to print. Whereas "print" is a defined action.

Comment by zlemini 247 weeks and 3 days ago

Very usefull little awk-hack for parsing log : )

Comment by Oxyaxion 246 weeks and 1 day ago

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