Awk Floating Point Number Addition Results Are Unexpected

Posted on in Categories , , , last updated July 29, 2013

I am using awk to grep ‘foo’ from a text file and cacluate sum of field # 7. But, result is rounded to an integer. I need exact result such as 385858.66 and not 385858 using the following command:

grep ‘foo’ 2012-2013.txt | awk ‘BEGIN{ sum=0.0}{ sub(“,”,””,$7); sum +=$7}END{ print “$” sum}’
$682444

I want $682444.57 as output. How can I force “awk” to do floating point math?

Linux AWS: Find And Delete All Files Securely So That No One Can Recover It Ever

Posted on in Categories , , , last updated November 4, 2012

I‘m currently using Amazon EBS block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This volume stores critical webapp and user data. We are moving out to another cloud provider. How do I find files such as *.logs, *.php, *.gz and few other file patterns and securely delete them so that no one can recover it ever?