How to create a simple copy script?

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# 8  
Old 09-29-2011
You can create "infile" under /var/router/ and run the code in the same path ..
# 9  
Old 09-29-2011
When i run this command, i get something like this:

Enterprise:~system$ awk -F. '{print "cp "$0" "$1".dat"}' infile | sh
usage: cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-fi | -n] [-apvX] source_file target_file
       cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-fi | -n] [-apvX] source_file ... target_directory
usage: cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-fi | -n] [-apvX] source_file target_file
       cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-fi | -n] [-apvX] source_file ... target_directory

It did not work... anything missing?

# 10  
Old 09-29-2011
Try leaving off the "| sh" and posting what it actually prints.
# 11  
Old 09-29-2011
it did this below, without performing the copy function:

user:~ user$ awk -F. '{print "cp "$0" "$1".dat"}' infile
cp  .dat
cp  .dat
cp /Users/config/backup/install.deploy /Users/config/backup/install.dat
cp /Users/config2/backup/install.deploy /Users/config2/backup/install.dat
cp /Users/config3/backup/install.deploy /Users/config3/backup/install.dat
Enterprise:~ user$

# 12  
Old 09-29-2011
you have 2 empty lines at the beginning of the infile file.
awk -F. 'NF{print "cp "$0" "$1".dat"}' infile

# 13  
Old 09-29-2011
Still the copy function does not work.

Any ideas?
# 14  
Old 09-29-2011
Originally Posted by DallasT
Still the copy function does not work.

Any ideas?
What actually happens? Any error messages? Same as before?
Once again, try leaving off the trailing '|sh' and post what's getting printed.
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