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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!!

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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