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Old 01-10-2007, 04:00 PM   #1
phyx
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awk to remove first 3 lines and print remaining $1, $2 fields


How would I use awk to remove the first few lines while printing the fields on the remaining lines?

e.g.

Input data.in:
Header: This line is useless
Header2: This line is useless
Header3: This line is useless
John 24 32
Jane 21 33

Desired Output:
John 32
Jane 33


Current Script:
cat data.in | awk '{ if (FNR > 3) printf("%s %s\n", $1, $3) }


[NEVERMIND, got it.]

Last edited by phyx; 01-10-2007 at 04:04 PM.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 05:21 PM   #2
homey
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It's always nice to share your success!
At any rate, you don't need to use cat...
Code:
awk '{ if (FNR > 3) printf("%s %s\n", $1, $3) }' data.in
 
  


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