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Old 06-21-2016, 05:40 PM   #1
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Using AWK to avoid printing duplicate column values

Goal is to not print column value if it's the same as previous column value.
I have an input file, for example:
A 1
A 2
B 1
B 2
B 3
C 1

I need output like:
A 1
B 1
C 1

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Old 06-21-2016, 06:09 PM   #2
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Print line if a variable value is not equal to first field value else print second field, set variable to first field value, simple!

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