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Old 12-04-2010
how to save an output of a command in a variable

Hi,

in shell script, i have the command swstart -p which returns an output. i want to store the output of this command into a variable. how i can do that

excerpt from the script
Code:
#!/usr/bin/ksh
#
#
#
# Program:      swstart -p
#
# Description:  Starts the sentinels on Slave server

DIR="/local/home/mike/software"

$DIR/bin/swstart -p

Thanks
Mike

Last edited by Scott; 12-04-2010 at 09:16 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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Old 12-04-2010
Code:
VAR=$(/local/home/mike/software/bin/swstart -p)

# 3  
Old 12-04-2010
or:
Code:
VAR=$($DIR/bin/swstart -p)

# 4  
Old 12-05-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrutinizer
or:
Code:
VAR=$($DIR/bin/swstart -p)

of course Smilie

or (old fashion)
Code:
VAR=`$DIR/bin/swstart -p`

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Old 12-05-2010
MySQL

Thanks a lot folks !!!! Smilie

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