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Old 04-06-2007
separating filename and extension

Hi (warning: newbie question),
I am writing a script to run a series of tests on a program, which involves a line:

for file in `ls test_suite/*.args`

but later I want to send the output to file.out. But I need to separate the filename and extension somehow...Also $file contains "test_suite/" before each entry as well, how do I get rid of that (I assume it's in a similar way as the separation above)