Exclude multiple columns using AWK

awk '{$1=$3=""}1' file
Print all columns except the 1st and 3rd.

By: zlemini
2011-10-25 22:15:06

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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
alperyilmaz · 509 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.
zlemini · 509 weeks and 3 days ago
Very usefull little awk-hack for parsing log : )
Oxyaxion · 508 weeks and 1 day ago

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