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    Question Using bash to print the third word in a line

    Is there a way to print out the 3rd word of a line found in a file?

    Can i do this with grep??

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    Re: Using bash to print the third word in a line

    awk is probably a better choice:
    Code:
    awk '/PATTERN/{print $3}' file

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    Re: Using bash to print the third word in a line

    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
    awk is probably a better choice:
    Code:
    awk '/PATTERN/{print $3}' file
    ok thanks a lot
    i did
    Code:
    awk '{print $3}' file
    and it worked

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