I am looking for some input on filtering a csv to unique records based on a specified field. I have a list of records that may exist on multiple servers. I am generating a list of the files, and some additional information about them, including the server that they reside on. I only want to output one record of the file, even if it is one multiple servers. Let's suppose that the field to match is field one. I will have something like this.,
There are thousands of lines in this file. If one fo the files from this report is copied to another server, the unique_names will match, but the server name will not. I only want one record of each unique_name considered int his report and do not care from which server name. This is a unix OS, so if there is an easier way to do it with awk, sort|uniq, or other native commands, I am open to that. I'm just kinda stumped since the rest of the line will not match exactly.