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Quick Primer: awk substr

#echo matt eats his shoes | awk '{print substr($0,0,14)}'
matt eats his
# echo matt eats his shoes | awk '{print substr($0,0,11)}'
matt eats h
#echo matt eats his shoes | awk '{print substr($0,0,length($0))}'
matt eats his shoes

Some awk string functions.

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