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Substring in Shell Script

Hi

I'm new to Shell scripting. Someone please help me in extracting a portion of string from a file.

Eg:

I got a file like, Readme.txt and has the following name value pairs

input1 : /homes/input1/
input2 : /homes/input2/
...
...

When I give the parameter input1, the value /homes/input1/ has to returned from the file and get stored in a variable.

Thanks in advance.
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Code:
#!/bin/ksh

inpStr=$1;
inpFile="Readme.txt"
myVar=$(grep -x $inpStr $inpFile | cut -d':' -f2)

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Code:
store=`awk -F ":" '/input1/ { print $2 }' filename`

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Originally Posted by lorcan View Post
Code:
#!/bin/ksh

inpStr=$1;
inpFile="Readme.txt"
myVar=$(grep -x $inpStr $inpFile | cut -d':' -f2)

Thanks lorcan... Its working fine...
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