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extract specific column from flat file in Linux environment

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Last Modified: 2013-12-26
I need to extract data from a flat file (12MB, 40,000+ lines), text I need to extract is delimited with '|' and resides in 5th column.


In this case I am looking to extract 123, 456, 789. It would be very nice if I could append specific text, before each number for instance 123 would become 'a-123' etc.

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