|Provided you uncomment the line,the output of program get_asc is piped to a nawk program. The nawk program to be execued is located in SXMAT_SCRIPTS/DB.awk. The output of this program is piped to the sed script.|
The sed script, I think, is trying to delete the leading spaces from each line. It fails on my solaris 9 without a space between the braces:
sed 's/^[ ]*//'