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Old 11-26-2010
Help with variable assignment

Hi,

In AIX I have a variable with , (coma) separated values assigned to it like shown below

var1=apple,boy,chris
i want to convert this to
var1='apple','boy','chris'

the number of values assigned to var1 might change and it could be from 1 to n

any suggestions please?
# 2  
Old 11-26-2010
quick solution:

HTML Code:
var1=apple,boy,chris

var1=`echo $var1 | sed "s/,/','/g"`

var1=`echo "'"$var1"'"`

echo $var1    # Now it holds :  'apple','boy','chris'
# 3  
Old 11-26-2010
Thank you !!
# 4  
Old 11-26-2010
Code:
var1=$(echo "$var1" | sed "s/[^,]*/'&'/g")

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