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http://www.unix.com – Hi guys, I need help in making a command to find some data. I have multiple files in which multiple records are present.. Each record is separated with a carriage return and in each record there are multiple fields with each field separated by "|" what i want is that I want to extract all those records for which field number 9 is same... The files are normal text files. ---------- Post updated at 01:19 AM ---------- Previous update was at 12:32 AM ---------- found it .. anyways...for anyone's reference. Code: ls | grep records |xargs cat | awk -F "|" '{print (HowTos)