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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Rearange fields within a csv Post 302482290 by rbatte1 on Tuesday 21st of December 2010 07:40:08 AM
Old 12-21-2010
One wonders why, initially, but I'm sure there is a reason. The file would have to be imported into Excel as a delimited text file if you are using ; as the separator.

It looks like you want the format of the time controls first, followed by the first script and then up to four more ; separated fields, kind of right-justified, which seems a little odd. Left justified would be easier:-
Code:
crontab -l|while read mins hours day_of_mon month day_of_week f1 f2 f3 f4 f5
do
   echo "${mins};${hours};${day_of_mon month};${day_of_week};${f1};${f2};${f3};${f4};${f5}"
done > crontab.txt

To get right justified, you would need to adjust the values of f2 to f5, so:-
Code:
crontab -l|while read mins hours day_of_mon month day_of_week f1 f2 f3 f4 f5
do
   if [ "$f2" != "" ]
   then
      while [ "$f5" = "" ]
      do
         f5="${f4}"
         f4="${f3}"
         f3="${f2}"
         f2=""
      done
   fi
   echo "${mins};${hours};${day_of_mon month};${day_of_week};${f1};${f2};${f3};${f4};${f5}"
done > crontab.txt

That should shuffle items (except the first script) to the right.



Does this acheive the results you are after? If not, please write back and we'll have another look.



Robin
Liverpool/Blackburn
UK
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