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Old 04-15-2007, 01:34 AM   #1
Mash
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awk error 'Invalid collation character: '


Hi,

I have a simple awk script for counting words:
{
x = $0
while (match(x, /[a-zA-Z\252\272\300-\377]('?[a-zA-Z\252\272\300-\377])*/)) {
tally[tolower(substr(x, RSTART, RLENGTH))]++
x = substr(x, RSTART+RLENGTH)
}
}
END {
for (x in tally) printf "%7d %s\n", tally[x], x
}

when i run the command gawk -f count.awk on the computers at the university it works as expected. However when I do the same command on my linux machine at home I get this error message:

gawk: count.awk:3: fatal: Invalid collation character: /[a-zA-Z���-�]('?[a-zA-Z���-�])*/

Both computers are running fedora6.

Why would it be doing this?

Thanx

Mash
 
Old 04-15-2007, 01:44 AM   #2
paulsm4
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Hi -

The error indicates the problem might be locale-related.

See if there is any difference between the $LANG environment variable on your home system and your school's. Here's a link with more information on "locale" settings under Linux:

http://eyegene.ophthy.med.umich.edu/unicode/

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
  


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