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Re: OT: a problem about text manipulation



On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 04:18:31PM +0500, Yakov Hrebtov wrote:
> Paul Smith wrote:
> >I am looking for an automatic way of transforming my text file into
> >another one with the format
> You may try this:
>  cat ./test.txt | awk '{print $1" "$2; print $1" "$3; print $1" "$4}' | 
>  grep -v ' $'

$ awk '{for(i=2;i<=NF;i++)printf $1"\t"$i"\n"}' test.txt

That's all.

or, try this.

$ awk '{for(i=2;i<=NF;i++)print $1, $i}' test.txt

I think awk is the best solution for this problem.

Regards,

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