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Old 03-28-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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Awk command-line arguments

I cant process command-line arguments in awk properly...

At first everything will work fine when I only have a
BEGIN { # stuff } section, but then when I add other sections (like
END { # stuff }) Awk tries to 'OPEN' and 'READ' my command-line arguments as files

I need to process the arguments, not have Awk open them!
Old 03-28-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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Hmm... I got one way working (using -v var="--my-program-option"), not quite what I was looking for, but it works!

Now when I run my script at the command line it looks like:

awk -f assignment.awk -v clFlag="-n"
again, weirder than what I thought, but I guess Awk has to know whether somethings a file or an argument. Once again I answered my own question

I just hope thats the last one I have before this things due at midnight! yikes!


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