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output awk print horizontally

output awk print horizontally

output awk print horizontally


I did a search of the forum but couldn't find my answer.

I'm tracking parent and child processes that I want my child pids to be listed horizontally
instead of vertically. I attempted to insert a tab but this is not working.

echo "PPID: ${MYPID}"

CHILDPIDS=$(ps -ef -o user,pid,ppid |grep ${MYPID}| awk '{print "\t"$2}'
echo "Child PIDS: $CHILDPIDS"

so that my output comes out like so:

PPID: 0001
Child PIDS: 1001 1002 1003

Thanks for any insight

RE: output awk print horizontally

Thanks PH

what is the %s in this case telling print?

RE: output awk print horizontally

ahhh.. understood "man printf" :)

Appreciate ya!

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