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Old 05-07-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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AWK: print field to end, and character count?

I originally kept my iTunes music updated from a Windows machine, but recently moved everything to a network storage device so that all my computers have access to the music. Due to Mac's file naming limitations, I need to fix the files that have a name longer than 34 (or is it 31?) characters.

I got the listing for every .mp3 file using...
ls -al /music/iTunes/iTunes Music/*/* | grep .mp3 > itunes

There are two more steps I'd like to take, but getting stuck... Using that itunes file, I want to output everything from the ninth field to the end. Then, I'd also like to add a character count at the end.
Old 05-07-2004, 05:07 PM   #2
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awk - printing field to end

For future reference, here is how to print out from a specific field to the end of the line...

If your input file is like this...
testfile 23#1212 11/12/01 this is ofcourse my comment

awk '{print substr($0, index($0,$5)) }' input_file

Will print out...
this is ofcourse my comment

Solution found here...


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