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# 1  
Calling shell script within awk script throws error

I am getting the following error while passing parameter to a shell script called within awk script. Any idea what's causing this issue and how to ix it ? Thanks


sh: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
sh: -c: line 0: `./billdatecalc.sh <SetList>50/10000////D4B790E1////3/0</SetList>'

The "param" variable carries the following data "<SetList>50/10000////D4B790E1////3/0</SetList>"

Code:
awk '
                
                /SetList/ {
                                param = $0
                                cmd = "./billdatecalc.sh "$param""
                                system(cmd)
                }
' touch.xml

# 2  
too many qoutes:
Code:
cmd = "./billdatecalc.sh \"$param\""

# 3  
Thanks for the input. The syntax issue is solved. However I don't see any data being passed in the parameter and it always seems to be empty. Any idea ?
# 4  
The system function if just for execution and only provides the return code, otherwise try using the "cmd" | getline construct instead...
# 5  
Also awk variables are not referenced with a dollar sign $

Try this:
Code:
param = $0
cmd = "./billdatecalc.sh " param
cmd | getline var
close (cmd)
print var

# 6  
Using this part of the code again leads to syntax error
sh: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'


Code:
cmd = "./billdatecalc.sh " param


I tried this one , the syntax issue disappeared however no data being passed in variable "param".

param="<SetList>5/315/3///////NONE/0</SetList>"

Code:
cmd = "./billdatecalc.sh \"$param\""

I tried directly substituting the data directly as follows and the shell script is able to read the data being passed.

Code:
cmd = "./billdatecalc.sh \"<SetList>5/315/3///////NONE/0</SetList>\""


It appears that there is something wrong the way the variable being passed in the shell script

Any idea ? Thanks
# 7  
Try
Code:
cmd="./billdatecalc.sh " param

You may want to avoid using a relative path name...

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