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# 1  
Old 09-27-2011
Help needed to split a line

Hi,
How can i split a line of string into two lines.

I would like to format the below string:
Code:
Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /abc/def/xyz 34567 2345 12345 90% /test

to

Code:
Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/abc/def/xyz 34567 2345 12345 90% /test

Can anyone plz help me with this...

Thanks in Advance!!!

Last edited by pludi; 09-27-2011 at 11:22 AM..
# 2  
Old 09-27-2011
Where are you getting this string from (complete command please), and how do you output it (again, complete command please)?
# 3  
Old 09-27-2011
Hi,
Thanks for replying. This is the script which emails the disk usage report.

Code:
#!/bin/sh

#Writing to a file
exec > report.txt

#Check the amount of disk space
checksize=`df -h /test` 

echo $checksize

#email the file
cat report.txt | mail abc@xyz.com

And this is how it displays on the email
Code:
Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /abc/def/xyz 34567 2345 12345 90% /test

But i want it to be displayed like this
Code:
Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/abc/def/xyz 34567 2345 12345 90% /test

Please help!!
Thank You!!!
# 4  
Old 09-27-2011
Use
Code:
echo "$checksize"

instead. For an explanation please take a look at the many many threads concerned with quoting.
# 5  
Old 09-27-2011
Awesome!!
It works...Thanks a lot!!!
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