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troubleshooting Question

AWK/GREP combination question

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Assuming I've got an output similar to the following to parse :

One      12345      Connected
Two      67890      Connected

My questions are as folllows :

(1) I would like to display only rows where column 3 status has changed.  "grep -v" is too coarse, it looks at entire rows,  and "awk {print $3} | grep -v" doesn't do the job of outputting whole rows.    Unfortunatley my shell coding expertise is limited to know of other options !

(2) What is an efficient way of continuing the script if there is output from the above ?

count =  `  some piped commands | wc -l `
if [$count -gt 0]
 do something

The above does not seem very efficient, because I would need to call the piped command again in order to be able to use its output.