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processing multiple fields in a stanza using awk

Posted on 2008-06-17
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Hi,

I've been trying to use awk to process a stanza with the following information;

Handle 0x000D, DMI type 6, 12 bytes.
Memory Module Information
        Socket Designation: DIMM0
        Bank Connections: 0 5
        Current Speed: 160 ns
        Type: DIMM
        Installed Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Enabled Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Error Status: OK

Handle 0x000E, DMI type 6, 12 bytes.
Memory Module Information
        Socket Designation: DIMM1
        Bank Connections: 0 5
        Current Speed: 162 ns
        Type: DIMM
        Installed Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Enabled Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Error Status: OK

I would like to extract the Socket Designation and Installed Size fields to summarise the installed memory and look something like this;

     DIMM0 512 MB
     DIMM1 512 MB

I have attached a code snippet from one of my many failed attempts below.

Is awk the best thing to use for this or would perl be more suited (in which case I won't know where to start!)

Any help greatly apprecisted.

Jools
cat hardware | awk -F: '

BEGIN {

   RS = "^Memory Module Information"

}

   /Socket Designation/ { SDES = $2 }

   /Installed Size/ { ISIZE = $2 }

END {

   printf "%-20s %-20s\n",SDES,ISIZE

   print NR

}'

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awk '/Socket Designation:/{printf"%-20s",$3}/Installed Size:/{print $3,$4}' < hardware
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Thanks ozo,

Glad to see you're still about.
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