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Old 10-31-2007, 07:38 AM   #1
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Streamlining this awk construct


I'm trying to capture the 9th field of all but the first 2 lines of the ls command :

Code:
ls | awk ' NR > 2' | awk ' {print $9}'
Is there a way of streamlining this code so I only use one awk command as opposed to two. I've tried to use the for control statement but have failed !

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Uncle
 
Old 10-31-2007, 08:20 AM   #2
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with ls only , you won't be able to get field 9. use ls -l
Code:
ls -l | awk 'NR>2{print $9}'
 
Old 10-31-2007, 08:39 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot gd ! I've set an alias for ls to equal ls -al.

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