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# 1  
Old 08-26-2009
syntax about getline of awk

i want to use getline to read command output to a var
but the command i want to run is composed of a string and a variable,example:
Code:
echo "" | awk 'BEGIN{myfile="anyfilename"}{"ls -l "myfile | getline a;print a}'

and i got a error
Code:
sh: anyfilename: command not found

it seems awk just ignored the string "ls -l "
so,whats the right syntax ,thanks
# 2  
Old 08-26-2009
It seems that the file "anyfilename" doesn't exist in the actual directory.
BTW the echo statement is redundant here.

Regards
# 3  
Old 08-26-2009
it run "anyfilename" as a command,not "ls -l anyfilename" that what i want
anyfilename just for example,it can be any exist file
i use gawk btw
any help?
# 4  
Old 08-26-2009
This works fine for me:

Code:
awk 'BEGIN{myfile="anyfilename";"ls -l " myfile | getline a;print a}'

# 5  
Old 08-26-2009
it doesn't work on RHEL...
so is it a dead end?....

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