11.3.6 Slash Editing (/)

The slash edit descriptor terminates data transfer for the current record and starts data transfer for a new record. It takes the following form:


The r is a repeat specification. It must be a positive default integer literal constant; no kind parameter can be specified.

The range of r is 1 through 2147483647 (2**31-1) on Alpha and ia64 processors; 1 through 32767 (2**15-1) on ia32 processors. If r is omitted, it is assumed to be 1.

Multiple slashes cause the system to skip input records or to output blank records, as follows:

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