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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.,

unique_id,server_name,modification_date,size,another_field,another_field,

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.

Thanks!!

In reply to Remove lines that contain matching values from csv. by urbs33

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