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# 8  
Old 10-28-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrutinizer
Code:
lsmonth1=Jan; lsmonth2=Feb
l |while read ans
do
   mymonth=`echo $ans |awk '{print $6}'`
   case $mymonth in
    $lsmonth1|$lsmonth2) echo do something
    ;;
    *) echo do something else
    ;;
  esac
done


There's no need for awk:

Code:
ls -l |
while read perms links owner group size month day time file x link
do
  case $month in
    $lsmonth1|$lsmonth2) echo do something
    ;;
    *) echo do something else
    ;;
  esac
done

# 9  
Old 10-28-2009
I know, I wanted to make as few modifications to the OP's script as possible to better illustrate the use of the variables.. Good point though of course...

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