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Old 03-30-2005
Question find all man dirs and build windex... HELP!

Hi all,

My goal is to find all my 'man' dirs in my sw structure and from that create a windex db. I get many new software dirs every week soo I need to rebuild the windex db very often. I've started with this:

OS: Solaris 8


find /sw/tools -type d -name 'man*' -print


How can I make this list suitible for a varible like MANPATH like:


If I get a complete MANPATH list I will be able to build a windex db with catman. Will the awk or nawk command be able to do what I want, and if soo, how?

Please help me... Smilie
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Old 03-31-2005
find blah | paste -s -d:
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Old 03-31-2005
Thanks, but I didn't get any output from this.

I used the below from another Moderator:
find......| nawk -v ORS=':' '1' or
find......| tr '\n' ':'

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Old 03-31-2005
Originally Posted by Ygor
find blah | paste -s -d:
actually it should be:
find blah | paste -s -d: -

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