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# 1  
Old 04-09-2004
need script to process ls-l command

ne1 know how i can do this????

a script that process the output of UNIX command ls -l

# 2  
Old 04-09-2004
How do you desire to process it?
# 3  
Old 04-09-2004
do u think it would be best to process the list into a file

i.e. ls-l>sinner (sinner name of file)

but if i do this how can i add it into a script

im guessin but will it be somethin like this

#send list to file
#read file
# 4  
Old 04-09-2004
sinner your missing the point of Tuxs response.

what are you trying to do w/ the ls -l output?
what are your program requirements?
what is your final goal for this project?
# 5  
Old 04-10-2004

well i need a script that process the output of UNIX command ls -l, where the script takes, the long listing and reduces it to print the size, name of the file, total number of bytes and number of ordinary-files listed.

Last edited by sinner; 04-10-2004 at 04:45 AM..
# 6  
Old 04-10-2004
Using awk,

ls -l | awk '{print $1, $2, $3, $4}'

where $1, $2 , $3 are the fields that you wish to print. Awk will delimit each field in the listing of "ls -l" by a space. Each successive field can be printed by providing the field number. So print $1, $2, $3, $4 will print out the first 4 fields. Change the field values to correspond to the field positions you want printed.

On second thought, this seems too much like homework. If it is, you have enough to go on to figure out the rest Smilie

Last edited by google; 04-10-2004 at 09:29 AM..
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Old 04-10-2004
cheers bro owe u 1

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