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Old 05-13-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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Question searching with awk

how to find and modify nth field in nth line(example: 5th field in line 5) of a file using awk?
Old 05-14-2004, 06:57 AM   #2
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Try this:

n=1    # requested row & field
awk 'NR=='$n' { $'$n'="your new value" }
{ print }' inputfile > outputfile


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