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Old 01-01-2011
Help with Dynamic variable

I need some variable help


TEMP1=Jane
TEMP2=Sue
X=1
eval USER=TEMP${X}
echo $USER

This gives output USER1

I would like to get Jane

I have tried
eval USER='TEMP${X}'
eval USER="TEMP${X}"
eval USER=`TEMP${X}`
# 2  
Old 01-01-2011
You need an quoted "$" in front of "USER" for the eval to work:
Code:
eval USER=\$USER${X}

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# 3  
Old 01-01-2011
Code:
tmp1=Jane
tmp2=Sue
x=1
user=tmp$x
echo ${!user}
Jane
x=2
eval user=\${tmp$x}
echo $user
Sue

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# 4  
Old 01-01-2011
Thanks to both of you. Works fine
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