[CentOS] More awk help

David G. Miller dave at davenjudy.org
Thu Jun 25 18:41:10 UTC 2009

Joseph L. Casale <JCasale at ...> writes:

> Hey guys,
> Looking through my book and the web and I am not having any success
> returning data from a search.
> I need to have awk search for a string and print the first field which
> is no problem but now its returning two options as the input data has
> changed. The change is reliable, I only want the first field if it ends
> in a regex that I have, and I only want what that regex matches to be
> printed. Is it possible to do this in a one liner so I don't need to
> construct an awk script?
> I suppose I could pipe it into grep and cut but that's not very sexy :)
> Any ideas?
> Thanks!
> jlc

Being an old perl hacker I have to at least suggest doing whatever you're
attempting in perl.  perl gives you much more powerful and flexible regular
expression processing.  It also makes it really simple to pull out whatever
matched within the RE.


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