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How do I calculate the filesize of myfile.dat in awk?

Posted on 2007-11-29
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Here is the script
cat myfile.dat | awk '{print $1 "\t\t" $2;lines++} END {print "Rows--> " lines  "Filesize:--> "}'

Data/Result:
TRX               TRXAMT
10              100
20              200
30              300
40              400
50              500
Rows-->5 Filesize-->
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by:gram77
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I don't want to use wc -l to check for the filesize. I want to awk code.
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awk 'NR>1{a+=$2;r++}END{print "Rows=>" r " Filesize=>" a}' myfile.dat

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awk '{a+=length;print $1 "\t\t" $2;lines++} END {print "Rows--> " lines  "Filesize:--> " a+lines}' myfile.dat
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by:gram77
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ghostdog, ozo:
can you explain how your program works.

Ghostdog: how does a+=$2 calculate file size
ozo: how does a+lines calculate file size.
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by:ghostdog74
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a+=$2  is equivalent to a=a+$2
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by:gram77
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ghostdog74:
That i know. Could you please tell me how your solution works?
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awk 'NR>1{a+=$2;r++}
END {
     print "Rows=>" r " Filesize=>" a
}' myfile.dat

NR>1 skips the first record. For every other records, perform a=a+$2. This means $2 (which is your filesizes) is added to 'a' and keeps accumulating the results. 'r' is incremented, just so that later we can use the final value of 'r' as the total number of rows. Actually, it sould be the same as NR-1 (since we skipped the first row.
the END portion just prints the final result format.
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