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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Unix, AWK and me!

I am a database guy. Or to be more specific, I am a Dataware housing developer. I work in Teradata and Mainframe. I was doing my regular Fastloads and Multiloads and suddenly it happened.


Recession mean less money. Which translates to less spending. On everything. Which again means less jobs. Which can mean I might lose my job anytime.

So, I was asked to learn Unix and Oracle (PL/SQL) so that there is no need to hire someone else to do these stuff. And well, for the last one week, I have been learning awk and how to work on Unix platform. And I should say I find it pretty good! I used to do some stuff on Linux in my college days, but this is far above those things.

I could write one awk script to do an expression matching in 2 days. I wrote a shell script to call the awk and then the PL/SQL in one day. And in 5 days, I was able to fine tune it and write a proper script. I should say, I am pretty proud.

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