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awk command

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08 Jun 2007 09:51
miki


Hello,

I'am new to linux. I was looking on the bash commands and in one example of awk I think there is an error.

This program prints the total number of bytes used by FILES.

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ls -lg FILES | awk '{ x += $5 } ; END { print "total bytes: " x }'
It was showing me lenght of 2007 bytes for a file. But it's an year and I think it should be $4 instead of $5.

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#2 08 Jun 2007 18:18
Simon Sheppard


It works for me !

If you just run ls -lg what does the output look like?

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--col1----col2--col3--col4---col5--col6--etc
-rw-r--r--   1 simon  simon  18365 28 Aug  2006 list.txt
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#3 20 Jun 2007 21:29
miki


this is my output for command ls -lg skuska :

-rw-r--r-- 1 duncan 0 2007-06-12 14:30 skuska

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#4 20 Jun 2007 22:07
Simon Sheppard


Re: awk command

OK this must be a locale difference, so yes $4 would be right for you

original thread: https://ss64.org/oldforum/viewtopic.php?id=211
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