Using extracted text to create a new filename 
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 Using extracted text to create a new filename


>> I have a text file that contains a list of filenames. I would like to
>> use awk to extract each filename from the list and automatically use
>> that name to create a new file for each entry.  Any help would be much
>> appreciated.

>  awk '{ print $1 >$1 }' list_of_filenames

>writes all the filenames from column 1 of "list_of_filenames" in files
>with the same name.

>  awk '{ printf("") >$1) }' list_of_filenames

>creates empty files...

You should probably close the file or you might run out of
filehandles (depending on the version of awk used).  In any case,
using the close() function is just good housekeeping.

Chuck Demas
Needham, Mass.

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Tue, 06 Aug 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
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