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What is the simplest way to print a field, as in $3 does in awk

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Oct 23, 2001 at 15:36 UTC
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What is the simplest method in perl of achieving the following from awk?
awk ' $2 ~ /localhost/ { print $0 } ' /etc/hosts

Answer: What is the simplest way to print a field, as in $3 does in awk
contributed by jmcnamara

Use the -a switch to autosplit to @F.

perl -lane 'print if $F[1] =~ /localhost/' /etc/hosts
or     perl -lne 'print if /localhost/' /etc/hosts
--
John.
Answer: What is the simplest way to print a field, as in $3 does in awk
contributed by projekt21

cat /etc/hosts | perl -ne 'print if (split(/\s+/,$_))[1] =~ localhost'

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