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This is mybashfile.sh file

awk -f myawkfile.awk mytracefile.tr

Now I want to return one parameter from myawkfile.awk to the current mybashfile.sh. Is there any way to return a value from awk to the bash.

For example: this sudo code:

parameter = awk -f myawkfile.awk mytracefile.tr

In here parameter is the value, which I calulted that on the awk. But now I want to pass that tp the curreny bash.

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I don't get your question. The info you have given is too less. –  Registered User Jul 27 '14 at 12:40
@RegisteredUser I did some update –  lion Jul 27 '14 at 12:44

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If you want to save the output of the awk command (awk -f myawkfile.awk mytracefile.tr) into a variable so you can use it later in the script, you can do something like this:

parameter=`awk -f myawkfile.awk mytracefile.tr`


parameter=$(awk -f myawkfile.awk mytracefile.tr)

This means "save the output of the command to a variable called parameter". You can reference that variable later using $parameter.

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