Can AWK recept parameter dynamically? 
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 Can AWK recept parameter dynamically?

On Mon, 15 May 2000 18:27:32 -0400, Yongjian Ye

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>Hello all,
>I need dynamically input some parameter in AWK program
>Is it availabe? Or awk has some build-in function like 'read' in shell
>I mean input parameter during the awk program is running.
>My task is count different years' thing as the year defined by the
>user. Data file like this:
>Jan    1998     user1    
>May    1999     user1  
>Apr    2000     user3    
>I need only one awk program file with the ability that can count any
>year I willing,not to count users' yearly amount.

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You may want to look at getline:

        getline [variable] [< file]

If redirection is omitted, reads from std input.
If variable is omitted, reads into $0 and performs usual field

Thanks. Take care, Brian Inglis         Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Sat, 16 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
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