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Old 09-29-2009
Text editing script does everything but edit text.

I wrote this script to create and edit a large number of websites based on a template site and a collection of text files which have the relevant strings in them delimited by colons. I run it and the shell doesn't produce any errors, but when it gets to the for loop where it actually has to edit some text, it just stops. The shell just sits there.

Code:
#! /bin/sh

echo "Please enter city database location"
read datcity

echo "Please enter prefix database location"
read datprefix

echo "Please enter originals database location"
read datorginal

echo "Please enter corrections database location"
read datcorrect

echo "Please enter substitution database location"
read datsub

echo "Please enter working directory location:"
read work

echo "Please enter location for template websites:"
read start

for city in `awk -F':' '{print $0}' $datcity | sed "s/:/ /"g`
do


for prefix in `awk -F':' '{print $0}' $datprefix | sed "s/:/ /"g`
do
cd $work
cp -r $start $work
projectname=`echo "$prefix$city.com" | sed "s/ //"g`
mv `basename $start` $projectname
echo "Creating $projectname now"
cd $projectname


for site in `ls | grep .html`
do
sed -i "s/`basename $start`/$projectname/"g $site
done

echo "Creating keyword storage"
touch storage
echo "Storage created"
for site in `ls | grep .html`
do
var=1
awk '/Keywords/{print $0}' $site > storage
for edit in `awk -F':' '{print $0}' $datorginal | sed "s/:/ /"g`
do
sed -i "s/$edit/`awk -F':' -v count=$var '{print $count}' $datcorrect`/"g $storage
echo "change made"
let var=var+1
done
sed -i "s/`awk '/Keywords/{print $0}' $site`/`cat storage`/"g $site
done
echo "Removing keyword storage"
sudo rm storage
echo "Storage removed"

echo "Creating description storage"
touch storage
echo "Storage created"
for site in `ls | grep .html`
do
var=1
awk '/Description/{print $0}' $site > storage
for edit in `awk -F':' '{print $0}' $datorginal | sed "s/:/ /"g `
do
sed -i "s/$edit/`awk -F':' -v count=$var '{print $count}' $datcorrect`/"g $storage
echo "change made"
let var=var+1
done
sed -i "s/`awk '/Description/{print $0}' $site`/`cat storage`/"g $site
done
echo "Removing Description storage"
sudo rm storage
echo "Storage removed"

for site in `ls | grep .html`
do
echo "start 1"
var=1
for keys in `awk -F':' '{print $0}' $datorginal | sed "s/:/ /"g`
do
echo "start 2"
sed -i "s/`awk -F':' -v count=$var '{print $count}' $datorginal`/`grep -m 1 $city $datcorrect | awk -F':' -v count=$var '{print $count}'`/"g $site
echo "change $count made to $site"
let var+=1
done
echo "$site changed"
done

for sub in `awk -F':' '{print $0}' $datsub | grep -m 1 $city | sed "s/:/ /"g`
do

if [ "`echo $sub`" == "`echo $city `" ]
then
echo "Substituting files in $projectname now"

elif [ "`echo $sub | grep .jpg`" ]
then
cp -r $sub $projectname/images

elif [ "`echo $sub | grep .gif`" ]
then
cp -r $sub $projectname/images

elif [ "`echo $sub | grep .png`" ]
then
cp -r $sub $projectname/images

else
cp -r $sub $projectname
fi

done

done

done

This is the loop that does where it stops:

Code:
for site in `ls | grep .html`
do
echo "start 1"
var=1
for keys in `awk -F':' '{print $0}' $datorginal | sed "s/:/ /"g`
do
echo "start 2"
sed -i "s/`awk -F':' -v count=$var '{print $count}' $datorginal`/`grep -m -1 $city $datcorrect | awk -F':' -v "count=$var" '{print $count}'`/"g $site
echo "change $count made to $site"
let var+=1
done
echo "$site changed"
done


Last edited by afroCluster; 09-30-2009 at 10:36 AM..
# 2  
Old 09-30-2009
Just a few mistakes Smilie
Quote:
Code:
for city in `awk -F':' '{print $0}' $datcity | sed "s/:/ /"g`

Code:
for city in `echo $datcity | sed "s/:/ /"g`

Quote:
Code:
for site in `ls $location | grep .html`

Code:
for site in *.html

Quote:
Code:
if [ "`echo $sub`" == "`echo $city `" ]

Code:
if [ "$sub" == "$city" ]

# 3  
Old 09-30-2009
try echoing all the values in the outer and inner loops. it seems like something you want to change may have been moved or changed already.

for instance, set a var to `ls location` and echo the $var value before the loop.

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