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March 29, 2015, 02:23

There's not much to explain. I simply use nawk twice. The second time I use it I split on \ and print the second field $2, which is the name

cat PP | nawk -F'[\:]' '{print $1}' | nawk -F\\ '{print $2}'

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Karn Kumar Permalink
March 29, 2015, 16:16

Thanks Indeed Peter. I am just confusing as being a learner to the nawk caveats ... So, I was thinking that -F'[\:]' will altogether split ":" & "\" at the same time So, we can avoid using nawk twice..

Thanks Indeed.

-Karn

March 31, 2015, 06:26

In that case you'd want to use four backslashes \\\\:

Like this:

cat PP | nawk -F'[\\\\:]' '{print $2}'

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