find a string in a loop

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Old 07-29-2009
find a string in a loop


Can anyone help with the problem below? I need to read all text files (file1, file2, file3) in a loop and find

var1 = /lpath1/lpath2/lpath3/lpath4/lpath5/

var2 = file1.txt





/lpath1/lpath2/lpath3/ file1.txt

/lpath1/lpath2/lpath3/ file2.txt

/lpath1/lpath2/lpath3/ file3.txt



# 2  
Old 07-29-2009
Have you tried grep?
# 3  
Old 07-29-2009
Could someone give me an example ?
# 4  
Old 07-29-2009
var1 = /lpath1/lpath2/lpath3/lpath4/lpath5/

var2 = file1.txt

grep "$var1" file1 file2 file3

# 5  
Old 07-29-2009
Each file (file1, file2, file3, file4) can have different entries. Also file can be empty





/lpath12/lpath22/lpath32/ file12.txt

/lpath1a/lpath2a/lpath3a/ file22.txt

/lpath1we/lpath2we/ file32.txt
file3.txt :
no entries



# 6  
Old 07-29-2009
that doesn't matter...
what do you mean by find?? grepping that path from those files right??
# 7  
Old 07-29-2009
We can have many text files (empty or with paths/files). I need to read each one and get var1 = path and var2 = filename.txt (if any) for the next ftp process.

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