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awk with printf

awk with printf

(OP)
Hi all

I want to add a server description to some output. The command should look this up in another file.

$1 is the server_name, and $3 will be the description.

serverlist.txt has 2 columns: server_name and server_location
serverdesc.txt has 2 columns: server_name and server_description

$3 must be looked up from the serverdesc.txt file. How can this be accomplished ?

syntax:
cat serverlist.txt | awk '{ printf("%- 20s %- 20s %- 10s\n", $1, $2, $3); }'

Many thanks!
Jasper

RE: awk with printf

(OP)
Hi PH

Fantastic..!

Many thanks for your reply. I only had to replace "nexr" with "next" and added a closing ")".

Jasper

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