how to extract columns like awk $1 $5

Paul Rubin http
Fri Jan 7 22:49:44 CET 2005


roy at panix.com (Roy Smith) writes:
> Something along the lines of:
> 
> words = input.split()
> print words[4], words[5]

That throws an exception if there are fewer than 6 fields, which might
or might not be what you want.



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