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Urgent Stripping comments from a file (awk)

Urgent Stripping comments from a file (awk)

Urgent Stripping comments from a file (awk)

(OP)
I have an inputfile that has comments on every line of code and each line begins with a unique format. (asdf ...)
I am trying to write an awk script that would read each line of the
input file and display the output without the comments in an output file. This is a sample line in the file.
asdf........... #comment.
I have tried awk'/asdf/ {print}'inputfile > output file
But it prints out the whole line with the comments
How could I do this ?
Thanks
Albert

RE: Urgent Stripping comments from a file (awk)

Try this:

awk 'BEGIN { FS = "#" }
{ print $1 }' inputfile > output file

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