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AWK Scripting Loop

AWK Scripting Loop

(OP)
I have file like this:

CODE -->

root:x:0::192.168.164.164
bin:x:1:bin,daemon:192.168.164.164
daemon:x:2:bin,daemon:192.168.164.164 


I wish to have a script which transforms the above into:

CODE -->

root;0;;192.168.164.164
bin;1;bin;192.168.164.164
bin;1;daemon;192.168.164.164
daemon;2;bin;192.168.164.164
daemon;2;daemon;192.168.164.164 

RE: AWK Scripting Loop

It looks like you want to use : as your FS, Field Separator and are only interested in $1,$3, and $5 and you want to create multiple records when $4 is parsed by comma. Is that a correct interpretation of the requirements?

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RE: AWK Scripting Loop

(OP)
Yes, that is correct.

RE: AWK Scripting Loop

what have you tried so far?

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RE: AWK Scripting Loop

Here's a little something to get you started (untested)

awk FS=: '{if (index($4,")>0) print $1 $2 substr($4,1,index($4,",")-1) substr($4,index($0,",")) $5; else print $1 $2 $4 $5;}' /path/to/inputfile > /path/to/outputfile

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