[CentOS] awk awk

Fri Dec 7 15:26:10 UTC 2012
Steve Brooks <steveb at mcs.st-and.ac.uk>

On Fri, 7 Dec 2012, mark wrote:

> On 12/06/12 19:23, Steve Brooks wrote:
>>> Why are you doing all that piping and grepping? And the -F" " confuses
>>> me...oh, I see. First, whitespace is the default field separator in awk.
>>> Then, are you asking if there's a line with a "." in it, or just any
>>> non-whitespace? If the latter... mmm, I see, you *really* don't understand
>>> awk.
>> Ok Mark very nice of you to help Craig. He does not claim to be an expert
>> in "awk" or even competent --->  Which is obviously why he is asking for
>> help in the first place. No need for the sarcasm and to belittle the
>> poster. Remember lots of people looking for help will be directed to this
>> answer and your help could be much appreciated....
> Steve, first of all, this would have been more appropriate to email me
> offlist, unless you intend to try to do to me what you accuse me of
> doing to Craig.

Sorry Mark you are right I should not have sent it to the list, apologies 
to you and to the list for that mistake. Wasn't having a good day and 
should have gone straight to bed instead of trying to do more work! Things 
always look different in the morning.