UNIX formatting text file

Hello Experts,

I am trying to process an input text file (basically output of a CVS command) and generate an output file that has all the required details (text) combined together on each line.

So far I have tried using egrep to exlude all the lines with unwanted patterns, and using sed to filter the required text. But, I am unable to combine my output on a single line (output is split over multiple lines).

I need your help to do the follwing:

Thanks,

-Katewadi

INPUT FILE:

RCS file: /was_apps/CCCCIDE/cvsroot/CCCCIDE/src/CCCC/ide/generated/serviceDfn/Attic/ES0434U_SvcDfn.java,v
head: 1.1
branch:
locks: strict
        wasadmin: 1.1
access list:
keyword substitution: kv
total revisions: 3;     selected revisions: 1
description:
----------------------------
revision 1.1.2.2
date: 2012/04/04 18:10:54;  author: UserID-1;  state: Exp;  lines: +1 -1
CCCCUAT-1145
=============================================================================

RCS file: /was_apps/CCCCIDE/cvsroot/CCCCIDE/src/CCCC/ide/generated/serviceDfn/Attic/ES0434U_SvcDfn.java,v
head: 1.1
branch:
locks: strict
        wasadmin: 1.1
access list:
keyword substitution: kv
total revisions: 3;     selected revisions: 1
description:
----------------------------
revision 1.1.2.2
date: 2012/04/04 18:10:54;  author: UserID-2;  state: Exp;  lines: +1 -1
CCCCUAT-1146
=============================================================================

OUTPUT: to a Textfile

/was_apps/CCCCIDE/cvsroot/CCCCIDE/src/CCCC/ide/generated/serviceDfn/Attic/ES0434U_SvcDfn.java,v, 1.1.2.2, 2012/04/04 18:10:54, UserID-1,CCCCUAT-1145
/was_apps/CCCCIDE/cvsroot/CCCCIDE/src/CCCC/ide/generated/serviceDfn/Attic/ES0434U_SvcDfn.java,v, 1.1.2.2, 2012/04/04 18:10:54, UserID-2,CCCCUAT-1146
KatewadiAsked:
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Hi, you can use awk to split your input file into fields (multi line record feature). Then look for what you need in each field, do some substitutions and print the output.

Create your awk file like this and name it something like parse.awk
BEGIN { FS="\n" ; RS="" }
{
        p1=$1
        sub(/RCS file: /, "", p1)
        p2=$11
        sub(/revision/, "", p2)
        p3=$12
        sub(/date:/, "", p3)
        sub(/; *author: /, ", ", p3)
        sub(/;.*$/, "", p3)
        p4=$13
        print p1 "," p2 "," p3 "," p4
}

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Assuming your input file is named input.txt then process your input like this:
awk -f parse.awk input.txt > output.txt

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I tested and got this output:

/was_apps/CCCCIDE/cvsroot/CCCCIDE/src/CCCC/ide/generated/serviceDfn/Attic/ES0434U_SvcDfn.java,v, 1.1.2.2, 2012/04/04 18:10:54, UserID-1,CCCCUAT-1145
/was_apps/CCCCIDE/cvsroot/CCCCIDE/src/CCCC/ide/generated/serviceDfn/Attic/ES0434U_SvcDfn.java,v, 1.1.2.2, 2012/04/04 18:10:54, UserID-2,CCCCUAT-1146

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KatewadiAuthor Commented:
That works for me.

Thanks for your help!

-Katewadi
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