We need to convert a file from a variable lenght delimted format to a fixed
Speed is the biggest concern since we have close to 100 gigs of files we want
For example we have a 24 gig file in 12 pieces. Currently the file is
variable length delimited by | with fields enclosed with ^
we need to convert this to a fixed lenght format with each field taking a
fixed length. in addtion the 3 rd field needs to be broken into 2 pieces
717764002 71776401. 2000-09-11 -19.23.00.000000 2000-05-25
300102 30011. 2000-06-28 -220.127.116.110634 2000-05-30
I know that this can be done in various tools (C, awk, PERL) couple of
1 -any opioions experiences with what would be the very fastest method?
2 - any other unix util that would be able to do this?
hardware is Sun ES10k with 8 CPUS, 800 gigs HD over 36 disks, and 6 gigs
RAM. we are only users on machine.