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Change case of specific strings (columns)

Change case of specific strings (columns)

Change case of specific strings (columns)

Hi. I have a file where the first name and last name are in columns 2 and 3. Currently, they are both in all caps. I want to change it so just the first letter of the first name and the first letter of the last name are in caps. I have some code below but I need it modified to only include string 2 and string 3 of my file. I am not sure how to do this. Thanks.

awk '{for (i=1; i<=NF; ++i) { $i=toupper(substr($i,1,1)) tolower(substr($i,2)); } print }'

RE: Change case of specific strings (columns)


If you only want to modify fields 2 and 3, then why are you iterating from 1 to NF ? upsidedown


awk '{for (i=2; i<=3; ++i) { $i=toupper(substr($i,1,1)) tolower(substr($i,2)); } print }' 

BTW, have you thought about handling multiple names and tricky orthography ?
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RE: Change case of specific strings (columns)

Thank you. And no, I have not.

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