Top Forums UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers How to define multiple environment variables in a shell script? Post 303045906 by sea on Friday 17th of April 2020 04:11:02 PM
Old 04-17-2020
You're using find to search directories, nice.
But then you're using the variable without checking if it's has one , none or more results.

Further, I assume that you want the variable $user_name to actualy contain (just) the "<username>", and not the string "username + <username>".
This said, you might want to take care of that, afterwhich you might want to use something like this:
if [[ -n "$user_name" ]]
then    export NAME=$user_name
else    echo "<user_name> is empty"
        # If it is within a script:
        #exit 1

As the string might become empty after removing the found string pattern from it's content ("username + <username>"), if it even finds anything - as in your current case.
This said, you might want to make sure where your find starts from.

I would also suggest to take care of multiple finds (tempfiles) within a a for loop.
This is my suggested handling for all dynamic (find, locate, *, ls, which, etc) variables.

Hope this helps

Last edited by sea; 04-17-2020 at 06:18 PM..

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INSTR(3)						       MBK UTILITY FUNCTIONS							  INSTR(3)

instr - find an occurence of a string in a string, starting at a specified character. ORIGIN
This software belongs to the ALLIANCE CAD SYSTEM developed by the ASIM team at LIP6 laboratory of Universite Pierre et Marie CURIE, in Paris, France. Web : E-mail : SYNOPSYS
#include "mut.h" char *instr(s, find, from) char *s, *find, from; PARAMETERS
s Pointer to the string to be searched for the pattern find Pointer to the string to be found, the pattern from Character to be searched backwards before searching for the pattern DESCRIPTION
instr searches the first occurence of the string find in the string s, starting its search at the last occurence of the from character in the string s. If either s or find is NULL, the function returns NULL. If from is (char)0, the pattern is searched from the begining of s. This quite exotic behaviour is useful to search the occurence of a name in a string resulting from a flatten, when only a terminal object name is to be taken into account. RETURN VALUES
instr return NULL either if the pattern find is not present in the searched string s, or if one at least of these two string are NULL. If the pattern is found, a value different from NULL is returned. EXAMPLE
#include "mut.h" /* check for the pattern 'ck' anywhere in the string */ #define contains_ck(name)instr(name, "ck", ' ') /* check for the pattern 'ck' in the signal name, not instance ones */ #define isclock(ptsig) instr(getsigname(ptsig), "ck", SEPAR) SEE ALSO
mbk(1), isvdd(3), isvss(3). BUG REPORT
This tool is under development at the ASIM department of the LIP6 laboratory. We need your feedback to improve documentation and tools. ASIM
/LIP6 October 1, 1997 INSTR(3)

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