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Old 01-21-2013
Change to directory and search some file in that directory in single command

I am trying to do the following task :

export ENV=aaa
export ENV_PATH=$(cd /apps | ls | grep $ENV)

However, it's not working. What's the way to change to directory and search some file in that directory in single command

Please help.

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 01-21-2013 at 08:10 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 01-21-2013
Try replacing the first pipe by a semicolon.
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Old 01-21-2013
... or better replace it by && (two ampersand = logical "and"; only continue with the "ls | grep ..." if the "cd ..." was succesful).

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