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Date:      Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:36:44 -0500
From:      Don Hinton <don.hinton@vanderbilt.edu>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        "P.U.Kruppa" <ulrich@pukruppa.net>, Peter Boosten <peter@boosten.org>
Subject:   Re: awk question
Message-ID:  <200707261536.44548.don.hinton@vanderbilt.edu>
In-Reply-To: <46A9035A.8030308@boosten.org>
References:  <20070726214006.X54947@small> <46A9035A.8030308@boosten.org>

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On Thursday 26 July 2007 15:26:02 Peter Boosten wrote:
> P.U.Kruppa wrote:
> > Hi (and sorry for this slightly OT question),
> >
> > I would like to extract the second last field of each line of a file
> > called user.csv .
> > So I try
> >
> >     > awk '{print $(NF-1)}' user.csv
> >
> >     awk: trying to access out of range field -1
> >      input record number 1, file user.csv
> >      source line number 1
> >
> > Obviously $(NF-1) doesn't do the trick. Any better idea?
>
> Hmmm, works for me it does...

Me too, except of course if the first line of user.cvs is blank...

>
> Peter



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Don Hinton <don.hinton at vanderbilt.edu> or <hintonda at gmail.com>
Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University
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