For example, I have four input files from table-based data loggers containing timestamps in the first column followed by additional data columns. I need to retrieve data for the same time period from each input file and place it in the output file. Columns in the output file would be:
where C2_IF1 is Column #2 in input file #1, C4_IF2 is Column #4 in input file #2, etc.
I have a parameter file in split that is set up to do this. However, I have to edit the start condition and stop condition for each input file individually. This just creates a lot of opportunity for error, espically when we need to repeat this task for many different start and stop times. Is there a way to edit the start and stop conditions for all input files at a single time? I'm also open for suggestions on how to automate this proceedure, but I don't have experiance automating proceedures with split.