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Old 10-24-2009
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Originally Posted by LRoberts
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"${x:0:8}": bad substitution

That's interesting, as on my workstation (Debian Linux 5 feat. Bash), this works ...

Code:
[house@leonov] a='nco_p_syslog -manager ot1p_std'; x='ot1p_stdby'; echo $a | grep "${x:0:8}"
nco_p_syslog -manager ot1p_std

Anyway, how about skipping single as well as double quotes entirely, as follows ...

Code:
[house@leonov] a='nco_p_syslog -manager ot1p_std'; x='ot1p_stdby'; echo $a | grep ${x:0:8}
nco_p_syslog -manager ot1p_std


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