On Sat, Nov 01, 2008 at 06:21:55PM -0700, David Allen wrote:
> My apologies for asking on this list, but I'm stuck without Perl and need
> to use awk to generate a report.
> 
> I'm working with a large data set spread across multiple files, but to
> keep things simple, say I have A Very Long String that containing records,
> each delimited by a single space.  I need to print those records in
> columnar format, but with only 7 columns per line:
> 
> record1  record2  record3  record4  record5  record6  record7
> record08 record09 record10 record11 record12 record13 record14
> ...
> 
> Should be simple, but I'm getting nowhere.

$ cat input
col1 col2 col3 col4 col5 col6 col7 col8 col9 col10 col11 col12 col13 col14

$ cat output.awk
{
        print $1 " " $2 " "  $3 " "  $4 " "  $5 " "  $6 " "  $7
        print $8 " " $9 " " $10 " " $11 " " $12 " " $13 " " $14
}

$ cat intput | awk -f output.awk
col1 col2 col3 col4 col5 col6 col7
col8 col9 col10 col11 col12 col13 col14

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| Jeremy Chadwick                                jdc at parodius.com |
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| UNIX Systems Administrator                  Mountain View, CA, USA |
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