[PLUG] File content modification

Nandan Marathe nrmarathe at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 22:38:44 PDT 2010


On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 12:32:47PM +0530, Shreerang Patwardhan wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >      I have a file with contents in the following manner:
> > 10001_abc_county
> > 10003_abc_xyz_county
> > 10005_abc_pqr_xyz_county
> >
> > Each entry is on a new line and each line begins with a number and ends
> with
> > the word county!
> >
> > I wish to convert the contents of this file in the form as specified
> below:
> > abc
> > abcxyz
> > abcpqrxyz
>
> cat yourfile | cut -d_ -f2-  | sed -e 's/_county//' -e 's/_//g'
>
the cat is unnecessary. Otherwise this looks the cleanest solution.
cut -d_ -f2- temp | sed -e 's/_county//' -e 's/_//g'
- Nandan

>
> Mayuresh
>
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