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I have a command output like this:

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface
10.20.66.0      0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 eth0
169.254.95.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 usb0
169.254.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U         0 0          0 usb0
0.0.0.0         10.20.66.1      0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0 eth0


I need an awk statement that will output the 3rd line of the output and assigns to a varaible.
10.20.66.0      0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 eth0

In addition, I want to assign "eth0" (last item) to another variable.  Please assist.

Thanks !
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NR==3{linethree=$0;linethreelast=$NF}
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by:ashsysad
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I'm getting syntax error:

# netstat -rn | awk {NR==3'{linethree=$0;linethreelast=$NF}'}
awk: {NR==3{linethree=$0;linethreelast=$NF}}
awk:       ^ syntax error


I'm not that comfortable with AWK. Please give me the full syntax.

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Too many brackets!  The "NR==3" part is the bit which determines whether the command is run, and the command to run is in the brackets.

    netstat -rn | awk 'NR==3{linethree=$0;linethreelast=$NF}'

But you do then have to do something with the data.  For example:

    netstat -rn | awk 'NR==3{linethree=$0;linethreelast=$NF}
    END{printf "Device was %s, and last line was <%s>\n",linethreelast,linethree}'
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Thankyou !
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