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Old 10-21-2009
taking a part of string from a given path

Hi
I have two path as follows

system/console/bin/code/sample/testfile.txt
system/console/bin/database/files/new/dbfile.txt

I need the output as
code/sample in first case
database/files/new in second case

That is I am omitting system/console/bin and the filename(s) in both the cases

Can you please help
Thanks in advance
Suresh
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Old 10-21-2009

Code:
file=system/console/bin/code/sample/testfile.txt

temp=${file#system/console/bin/}
printf "%s\n" "${temp%/*}"


Last edited by cfajohnson; 10-21-2009 at 04:42 PM..
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Old 10-21-2009
Awesome thank you very much

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