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Question Not able to assign a value to variable

Hi Experts,

I am facing some problem while developing the script.My input config.csv file contains the three columns namely pathname,filename,filetype.Based on the file type i have to use ftp command that is if filetype=csv then do ftp.
The input file is

HTML Code:
cat config.csv
pathname,filename,filetype
/home/fir/dir,filename1,csv
/home/fir1/dir,filename2,csv
/home/fir4/dir,filename3,csv
/home/fir/dir6,filename4,dat
To achieve this i have developed the following script:
HTML Code:
#!/bin/ksh
head -5 config.csv | while read line
do
Type1=`echo $line | awk -F"," '{print $3}'`
Type=`echo $Type1 | tr [A-Z] [a-z]`
if [ $Type == 'csv' ]
 then
   DataFileName=`echo $line | awk -F"," '{print $2}'`
   DataPath=`echo $line| awk -F"," '{print $1}'`
   echo $DataPath
   slash=`echo '\'`
   filelocation=`echo $DataPath$slash$DataFileName`
   echo do sftp -n
fi
done
Now the problem is that the value of DataPath variable is coming as
HTML Code:
echo $DataPath
homefirdir
Some how the slashes are getting removed.Smilie
How can we achieve the variable value as '/home/fir/dir ' and pass it to ftp command?

Thanks in Advance!
# 2  
try qouting the $line in all lines
Code:
DataPath=`echo "$line"| awk -F"," '{print $1}'`

# 3  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amey Joshi
Hi Experts,

I am facing some problem while developing the script.My input config.csv file contains the three columns namely pathname,filename,filetype.Based on the file type i have to use ftp command that is if filetype=csv then do ftp.
The input file is

HTML Code:
cat config.csv
pathname,filename,filetype
/home/fir/dir,filename1,csv
/home/fir1/dir,filename2,csv
/home/fir4/dir,filename3,csv
/home/fir/dir6,filename4,dat
To achieve this i have developed the following script:
HTML Code:
#!/bin/ksh
head -5 config.csv | while read line
do
Type1=`echo $line | awk -F"," '{print $3}'`
Type=`echo $Type1 | tr [A-Z] [a-z]`
if [ $Type == 'csv' ]
 then
   DataFileName=`echo $line | awk -F"," '{print $2}'`
   DataPath=`echo $line| awk -F"," '{print $1}'`
   echo $DataPath
   slash=`echo '\'`
   filelocation=`echo $DataPath$slash$DataFileName`
   echo do sftp -n
fi
done
Now the problem is that the value of DataPath variable is coming as
HTML Code:
echo $DataPath
homefirdir
Some how the slashes are getting removed.Smilie
How can we achieve the variable value as '/home/fir/dir ' and pass it to ftp command?

Thanks in Advance!
For me your code works just fine...Smilie
try the solution given above, if you still have a problem debug using set -x.
# 4  
Power

Sorry, actually the input file data is Smilie Smilie

HTML Code:
$ cat config.csv
pathname,filename,filetype
\home\fir\dir,filename1,csv
\home\fir1\dir,filename2,csv
\home\fir4\dir,filename3,csv
\home\fir\dir6,filename4,dat
Actually i tried to send this pathname to file and again cat the file,but this command is also not working... Smilie

HTML Code:
.....
echo $line > 45.txt
.....
DataPath=`cat 45.txt | awk -F"," '{print $1}'
# 5  
did you try qouting the line variable?

Code:
"$line"

# 6  
Thanks! for your reply..
Yes! I have tried the above mentioned command,but still it is not working Smilie
# 7  
hmm.. can you just use backlash? forward slashes complicate things
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