awk in windows

This works fine in linux /unix
cat file.txt    |   awk -F ";" '{  printf(",%s,%s,%s,%s,\n", substr($21,0,10),$99,$105,$104)}' > lrep_1.txt
i am trying to run this in windows like this
cat file.txt    |  g awk -F ";" '{  printf(",%s,%s,%s,%s,\n", substr($21,0,10),$99,$105,$104)}' > lrep_1.txt

Attached is the error

C:\iscripts>cat file.txt    |   gawk -F ";" '{  printf(",%s,
%s,%s,%s,\n", substr($21,0,10),$99,$105,$104)}' > lrep_1.txt
gawk: cmd. line:1: '{
gawk: cmd. line:1: ^ Invalid char ''' in expression

Thanks for the help in advance
prgeorge3383Asked:
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oleggoldConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I would recommend to use POSIX utilities for windows from:
http://www.gams.com/contrib/gbin/gbin.htm
or the full and FREE version of cygwin POSIX TOOLS at:
http://www.cygwin.com/setup.exe
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ozoCommented:
in windows you usually need to quote a command argument with "" instead of ''
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prgeorge3383Author Commented:
tried this .... does not work
cat file.txt    |  gawk -F "";"" ""{  printf(",%s,%s,%s,%s,\n", substr($21,0,10),$99,$105,$104)}""

cat file.txt    |  gawk -F ";" ""{  printf(",%s,%s,%s,%s,\n", substr($21,0,10),$99,$105,$104)}""

thanks
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ahoffmannCommented:
ozo meant that you use
  cat file.txt    |  gawk -F ";" "{  printf(',%s,%s,%s,%s,\n', substr($21,0,10),$99,$105,$104)}"

but I guess that you then struggle with ' inside the awk script
in such unreliable systems (Windoze, cmd.exe, whatever) you better use a file for you awk commands
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ozoCommented:
try
cat file.txt    |   gawk -F ";" "{  printf("",%s,%s,%s,%s,\n"", substr($21,0,10),$99,$105,$104)}"
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prgeorge3383Author Commented:
will try the file... that is probably the best way
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