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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Dummie: How do I get variables mid program Post 20859 by thehoghunter on Monday 6th of May 2002 02:07:57 PM
Old 05-06-2002
You are using switch a second time - not what you need. Check out the read command or set a variable and use it instead. Also read the man page on switch so you understand what it is used for. Also, I've not seen 'search' before except in VMS. Check out grep.

case c:
(THIS IS THE BIT IM STUCK ON!!!!!!!!)
echo "enter the required?"
switch ( $< ) (THIS DOESN@T WORK SO HOW CAN I DO IT- when at the prompt search $1 etc works)
search $1 $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9
MAIN
breaksw

set dummy=$< instead of switch ($<)
thehoghunter
 

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CONFLICT(8)							     [nmh-1.5]							       CONFLICT(8)

NAME
conflict - search for alias/password conflicts SYNOPSIS
/usr/lib/mh/conflict [-search directory] [-mail name] [-version] [-help] [aliasfiles ...] DESCRIPTION
Conflict is a program that checks to see if the interface between nmh and the transport system is in good shape Conflict also checks for maildrops in /var/mail which do not belong to a valid user. It assumes that no user name will start with `.', and thus ignores files in /var/mail which begin with `.'. It also checks for entries in the group(5) file which do not belong to a valid user, and for users who do not have a valid group number. In addition duplicate users and groups are noted. If the -mail name switch is used, then the results will be sent to the specified name. Otherwise, the results are sent to the standard output. The -search directory switch can be used to search directories other than /var/mail and to report anomalies in those directories. The -search directory switch can appear more than one time in an invocation to conflict. Conflict should be run under cron(8), or whenever system accounting takes place. FILES
/etc/nmh/mts.conf nmh mts configuration file /etc/passwd List of users /etc/group List of groups /usr/bin/mh/mhmail Program to send mail /var/mail/ Directory of mail drop PROFILE COMPONENTS
None SEE ALSO
mh-alias(5) DEFAULTS
`aliasfiles' defaults to /etc/nmh/MailAliases CONTEXT
None MH.6.8 11 June 2012 CONFLICT(8)

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