Sum columns from CSV column $COL

awk -F ',' '{ x = x + $4 } END { print x }' test.csv

2009-08-11 12:10:33

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Awk is shorter. Awk roolz. :-)
mpb · 642 weeks and 4 days ago
I made a perl compatible version as wel. AWK is still shorter. Although the actual 'script' is 1 byte shorter for perl in this representation. Condensed, awk wins: '{x=x+$4}END{print x}' vs '$a+=$F[3];END{print$a}' To sum it up. Awk is more cooler then perls are ;-)
coffeeaddict_nl · 642 weeks and 4 days ago
You can use '+=' in awk, it makes the command even shorter. awk -F',' '{x+=$4}END{print x}' test.csv
unefunge · 573 weeks and 5 days ago

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