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# 1  
Old 12-08-2009
Replace a random string of numbers

Hi Can someone help me with this one?

I have string..
(PROC_PROC_ID == 12183) <--PID is dynamic

and i want to replace the PID number with whatever PID from
/opt/hpws/apache32_2/logs/ file.

i'm having problem since the PID on the string is dynamic. It may be 2-5 digits or more.

The PID is only string the numbers to the file i want to replace
# 2  
Old 12-08-2009
from this you will get the PID.. whatever may be its length.. then do the replacement
echo "(PROC_PROC_ID == 12183)"|awk -F"[==)]" '/PROC_PROC_ID/{print $3}'

# 3  
Old 12-08-2009
PROC_PROC_ID = $(echo /opt/hpws/apache32_2/logs/

# 4  
Old 12-09-2009
thanks vidyar! your solution is working.. btw is there anyway i can replace it directly using sed?

here's the complete parm file
  //Get PID
  if (PROC_PROC_ID == 12183) then
    //Start Processing
        " PID: ",PROC_PROC_ID,
        " CPU: ",PROC_CPU_TOTAL_UTIL," %",
        " MEM: ",PROC_MEM_RES,

I'm trying to replace it with
sed "s|PROC_PROC_ID \=\= [0-9]+|PROC_PROC_ID \=\= $PID|" parm.file

but it doesn't seem to work

This one will work but unfortunately it won't be always a 5-digit number
sed "s|PROC_PROC_ID == [0-9]\{5\}|PROC_PROC_ID == $PID|" parm.file

Last edited by ryandegreat25; 12-09-2009 at 12:33 AM..
# 5  
Old 12-09-2009
echo "(PROC_PROC_ID == 12183)" | sed 's/\(PROC_PROC_ID ==\).*/\1 whatever you want here)/g'

mo@mo-laptop:~/scripts$ echo "(PROC_PROC_ID == 12183)" | sed 's/\(PROC_PROC_ID ==\).*/\1 whatever you want here)/g'
(PROC_PROC_ID == whatever you want here)

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